Another Caldecott Medal winner, A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka is a true picture book – there are no words in here, and the pictures tell the story. A Ball for Daisy is about a dog named Daisy who absolutely loves her red ball – she plays with it, sleeps with it, and takes it everywhere. While playing with another dog at the park, poor Daisy’s ball gets popped! Daisy is devastated. The other dog and her owner get Daisy a new ball, and all is right in Daisy’s world again.
They say “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Stories don’t need words to be told, and this book is a brilliant example of that concept. Beautiful watercolors do all the storytelling, and the reader can clearly delineate the story through these incredible pictures.
This hardcover book has matte paper pages, so I would use this book carefully around little hands that like to pull and rip.
However, because this book has no words, it would be great for babies and young children 0-3.