Bibliographic Information: Raschka, C. (2011). A ball for daisy. New York: Random House Children’s Books.
Annotation: A ball for daisy is about a dog who has a very special ball that it loves very much. Daisy ends up loosing that very special ball and discovers a friend.
Genre: Comedy, Humor, Wordless picture book
Grade level: Pre-K- 2nd
Readers who will like this book: I think students and young readers that are learning about the struggles of loosing something precious, sharing, and making new friends would enjoy reading this book.
Personal response and rating: 3/5 I enjoyed reading this book. Because there is no text in this book it gives young readers to determine their own understanding of the story. However, because there is no text id expect the illustrations to be more clear and organized. Although the illustrations are cute i do not find them to be as clear as id like them to be.
Text dependent question: How does daisy feel when the brown dog tries to play with her ball?
Reading strategies: Teachers can add this book and select two other books at different reading levels for the Goldilocks strategy. The Goldilocks strategy is where students analyze different books and categorize them into “too easy” books, “just right”, and “too hard” because there is no text in this book and big illustrations this would be a great example of a “too easy book” for students too read.