cover image Daisy Gets Lost

Daisy Gets Lost

Chris Raschka. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-449-81741-4

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.)