Title: Daisy Gets Lost
Author: Chris Raschka
Series: Sequel to A Ball for Daisy
Recommended for: A cuddle session, Parent and Child together
Call Number/Link: E RASCH
A young dog experiences the fear of being lost and the joys of being found when she becomes separated from her owner.
When Julia cried at Daisy’s dejection at her popped ball in A Ball for Daisy (a Caldecott Winner), I knew that we had to read the follow-up. Read isn’t quite the right word, since the book is nearly wordless. All the communication is done through broad strokes that demonstrate Daisy’s emotions as she chases a squirrel and loses her owner. We were able to guess how Daisy felt, and talk about what Daisy should do when she got lost. Julia wasn’t as emotionally invested in this story, maybe because she knew that Daisy couldn’t possibly stay lost, but she knew the ball might be popped forever. I suggest this for fans of the art of Mo Willems, since so much emotion is conveyed with some minimal art. Beautiful! And since it isn’t a Caldecott winner, it won’t get as much play as A Ball for Daisy.