Another toy ball—a blue one, this time—sets in motion the events in this emotionally incisive companion to Raschka’s Caldecott-winning A Ball for Daisy. A game of fetch leads to a squirrel chase, which leaves Daisy lost and alone in the forest. Raschka again demonstrates his gift for visually capturing a sweeping range of feeling and emotion, from the gleam in the squirrel’s eye to Daisy’s wide-eyed alarm as she realizes her predicament. Raschka is sparing in his use of words—there are a couple anguished cries of “Daisy!” on the part of the dog’s young owner, as well as a mournful howl that brings about a resoundingly comforting reunion. Ages 3–7. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/26/2013 Release date: 10/08/2013 Genre: Children's
During the Covid-19 crisis, Publishers Weekly is providing free digital access to our magazine, archive, and website. To receive the access to the latest issue delivered to your inbox free each week, enter your email below.