Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Reading With Daisy: A Ball For Daisy

This week's selection is another book close to my heart.  A Ball For Daisy is an award winning book...and it doesn't have ANY WORDS!  It's true - it's a book that anyone can read.  Each time I read A Ball For Daisy, I make up a different story.  Have you ever just read pictures?  You should try it today and then encourage a little person to read just the pictures.  They feel so grown up when they can read a story to you!
So, as you correctly guessed from the title, this book is about a dog named Daisy and a ball.  I brought my ball along because I thought it'd like to hear the story.  Chris Raschka illustrated the whole book and penned the most perfect title ever.
You are not going to believe this, but 'some doggie' makes an appearance in this story!  Look what some doggie does to Daisy's ball.  Sometimes, you lose something you really love and are so sad.
I have personal experience with some doggie destroying my toys.  I just don't know how it happens.
Don't read about Snow Crab, ok?
Hooray for a happy ending! You won't see what's coming the first time you read the story.  I was surprised myself, so I don't want to give away how Daisy gets a new ball.  It's my favorite part!
Chris Raschka also wrote Yo? Yes!, which is another great book for all readers.
Another amazing book to practice reading pictures is Tuesday by David Wiesner.  Take a look...
It doesn't matter how old you are, YOU can read A Ball For Daisy! Crabby is off for a little plastic surgery.
Happy Reading!


  1. What a great idea. My little peeps would love a book that they make up their own story,
    We have that same pillow too BTW!!


  2. You are C U T E!!! And we love the book review!!

  3. That book could have been written about you....except maybe the destroying toys. We're sure you wouldn't do that!

  4. Some Doggy (AKA NotMe) is always sendin my toys to da toy hospital.

  5. what a great idea for a book - seems so few kids (and parents) use the gift of their imagination and this is certainly one was to encourage it.

  6. Guess WHAT???????????????????????????????? Our MOM has MET Chris Rascha. Yes she has... Many years ago... when he was just getting started... she made arrangements fur him to do an AUTHOR visit fur her two Schools...

  7. WEll that was a cool book. You sorta looked like that daisy also. fanks for sharing ..p.s. hope crabby gets fixed up even betters.
    stella rose

  8. Daisy,
    That sounds like a fabulous book, and it's even better if it includes YOUR name!
    Pippa :))

  9. What a good pick Daisy. Thank you for sharing the book
    Lily & Edward

  10. Daisy, you do such a good job on your book readings, we feel like we are there with you, nice touch to bring your ball along. Oh, and Mom REALLY likes that Scottie pillow!

    The Mad Scots

  11. Daisy you find the bestest books
    Madi your bfff

  12. I love Story Time.
    Sweet William The Scot

  13. Another great book. Mom is keep a list and this weekend she off to the bookstore to this book and Moira's Birthday for the grandmonster. Thanks for sharing.

    Aroo to you,

  14. Hmmmm...I (Sammy) wonder if there is a book out there called "A new ball for Sammy" 'cos after Wally DEADED all MY balls at Easter time I've been longing for a new ball.
    Sammy (and Wally)