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Daisy Gets Lost (Daisy)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  389 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Young readers, teachers, and librarians will be excited to follow Daisy the dog on her next adventure. With the same emotional intensity that he brought to hisNew York Timesbestselling andNew York TimesBest Illustrated and Caldecott Medal-winning picture bookA Ball for Daisy,Raschka has created a story that explores fear as only he can. Any child who has ever felt lost wil ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Schwartz & Wade
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The Library Lady
Once again, with only one or two exceptions:

And this is no exception. Sigh............
Daisy, star of the Caldecott winning A Ball for Daisy, is back in a new adventure in this beautiful nearly wordless book. Daisy and her human friend are out for a walk in the park with Daisy's blue ball. Daisy's little friend tosses the ball and Daisy runs to fetch it. She is distracted by a squirrel and finds herself lost and confused.

Another beautiful book by Raschka that's able to convey Daisy's emotions so well through watercolor. The color palette for Daisy Gets Lost is wider than in A Bal
Young Daisy from A Ball for Daisy goes for a walk with her young human companion. She has a great time chasing her ball and racing through the leaves. A squirrel captures her attention, and off she goes, ending up farther and farther away from anything that is familiar. Her friend calls for her, and Daisy begins to howl because she is frightened and lost. Not only do the watercolor illustrations and the almost wordless text capture Daisy's increasing anxiety and fear through her eyes and posture ...more
In this mostly wordless story Daisy the dog chases a ball into the woods, is distracted by a squirrel and realizes she is lost. Then Daisy and her person try to find each other again. Even without words the emotions of Daisy and the girl are easily perceived through Roschka's art work. Daisy's joy chasing the ball, interest and enthusiasm chasing the squirrel, realization of being lost, desperation, and happiness being reuntited with her girl are all deeply felt. The situation and the art work h ...more
Elizabeth Lyle
Wordless Books: 2013
Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka:

Text-to-Text: This wordless book reminded me of Lassie. Obviously they are both about dogs getting lost. Lassie is more in depth with a deeper story line and seems to be aimed at an older audience. Daisy Gets Lost is a wordless book allowing the reader to input, assume, and infer more information. Additionally, this book reminded me of Because of Winn-Dixie. Both of these stories include dogs getting lost and consequently, left the little girl
Alexis Labenz
Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka is about a dog playing fetch with its owner. The book is almost wordless and the illustrations let the reader feel the emotions and relate to the book. The dog is having a blast in the park playing fetch, and gets even more excited when she sees a squirrel. Daisy starts chasing the squirrel through the woods and then finally realizes she is lost. She becomes fearful and sad all alone in the woods. This book is about an owner finding their dog and the feelings it ...more
Brandy Reed
Growing up, the best books always seemed to be the ones that had the least amount of words and the brightest pictures. The Caldecott children’s book titled Daisy Gets Lost is no exception. At the beginning Daisy is playing with her owner. They are enjoying a nice game of “fetch” until Daisy starts to run after a squirrel. She is so intrigued with the little creature that Daisy doesn’t realize just how far she has ran. For a moment Daisy is lost and worried. It is not until her owner calls for he ...more
Tiffanie-ann Bucheit
This is the story of a dog. Like any other dog this dog likes to play fetch with its. On this particular occasion the dog sees a squirrel and chases it into a forest. The story continues with a young girl looking for Daisy, and Daisy wondering around the forest looking for her owner.

Text to self- I remember a time when I was younger that my little sister wondered away from our mother in a grocery store. When we noticed she was gone, we started running around frantically looking for her and she
This book is a great book for preschool aged to about 3rd grade. I feel like the imagery is simple enough and the facial expressions show enough that a younger child would understand what is going on if the teacher says things like “oh what is daisy chasing?” or “does daisy look happy or sad?” this book makes children thing about a time they got lost or were scared and then when they saw mom or dad everything was better. If you compare this book to other picture books the pictures are a little s ...more
Sarah Wilbern
Raschka, C. (2013). Daisy Gets Lost. New York: Random House Children's Book.
School Library Journal Review 2013

This book is about a Daisy. She loves to play with her ball. One day while chasing after her ball, Daisy gets distracted by a squirrel. Daisy starts chasing the squirrel. After the squirrel goes up a tree, Daisy realizes she doesn't know where she is. She realizes that she is lost. She walks around the wooded area. Daisy's owner, a little girl, searches for her. Finally Daisy an
Jennifer Bane
Text to self: In this book daisy the dog gets lost in the trees of the park while playing with her owner. This reminds me of a time that I was at camp and I was trying to get to my cabin but I couldn't remember the correct trail to get there so I took a wrong turn and ended up a little lost among the trees of the forest before I found my way back to the cabin.
Text to text: This book reminds me of another book called Laundry Day by Maurie Manning, because in both books something gets lost in dais
Paige Joerger
This is my second wordless book with very cool illustrations by Chris Raschka.

Text-to-self connection: I have a soft spot for dogs, so this book caught my attention right away. Flipping through the pages brought back memories when I used to have two basset hounds. My sisters and I would play with Lucky and Jackpot all the time. There would be times they would escape from our backyard, getting lost around our neighborhood. The emotional pictures made me think what it felt like for Lucky and Jackp
Wordless #2

I could relate to Daisy Gets Lost because I used to have a dog that loved to chase squirrels. Thankfully our dog never ran away, but he would have chased squirrels all day just like Daisy would. I thought of Homeward Bound while reading this. In Homeward Bound, two dogs and a cat get left behind far away from home. They then had to find their way back home, through many obstacles. I thought of this because of how scared they were, just like Daisy was when she got lost. Daisy Gets Lost
Sarah Ferguson
I have always, always, ALWAYS, loved dogs. In third grade i begged my parents to let us get one and they finally caved. We now have 4 huge dogs. What can I say, they're just the best. This book has a text to text connection with one of my favorite series, Clifford the big red dog. Who didnt love clifford? When searching for what kind of dog we wanted, i requested him. He wasn't available so we settled with a yellow lab. The text to self relationship is pretty clear, i love dogs! Of course mine h ...more
Angelina Justice
Have you ever noticed how often squirrels are the harbingers of disaster or chaos? Fortunately the mini-disaster of Daisy getting lost is short lived. Her human promptly comes to the rescue.
Alex Austin
Raschuka, Chris. "Daisy Get Lost". New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2013. Print. Almost Wordless Picture Book. Age 2-5. This book follows a dog named Daisy as she chases after a ball and then chases a squirrel and then gets lost in the woods until her owner finds her. I thought that the watercolor illustrations helped to establish a liter mood so that the reader is not scared for Daisy. I also thought that the pictures did a good job at telling the story even without many words. I would use ...more
Pat (Get Kids to Read) Tierney
Raschka, Christopher. Daisy Gets Lost. Print.

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PK-2. Daisy Gets Lost is a wordless picture book follow up to the Caldecott winning A Ball for Daisy. Wordless books allow for multiple stories. But the main ideas are clearly conveyed through the illustrations. Daisy was playing with the ball and suddenly decides to go after a squirrel. The illustrations are done in ink, watercolor and gouache. This is a good addition to any picture book collectio
Becky B
Daisy is out playing fetch with his little girl. He is chasing the ball one more time when he sees a squirrel and is off on a chase through the woods…and gets lost. Both Daisy and his little girl are so relieved when they find each other again.

This simple (but very canine) story is told almost entirely through the illustrations with just a few words thrown in here and there. A fun choice for kids who love dogs and are just learning to read. Raschka’s illustrations are so unique, and Daisy is lov
Claudia  Fett
Readers will delight in this sequel to A Ball for Daisy. In this near-wordless picture book, Daisy is back in the park with her owner, again chasing her beloved ball. Daisy becomes distracted from her ball when she spies a little brown squirrel. In her efforts to capture the squirrel, Daisy becomes lost. Raschka's use of brown tones and change in color, heighten the story's tension. An aerial view gives the reader the advantage of knowing that dog and owner are not far apart. As Daisy howls and ...more
Richie Partington
Richie's Picks: DAISY GETS LOST by Chris Raschka, Schwartz & Wade, October 2013, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-449-81741-4

"'Go get it, Daisy!'"

In DAISY GETS LOST, Daisy’s young human companion throws a blue ball into the woods. Daisy gets distracted from retrieving the ball by a squirrel and embarks upon a spirited chase that, predictably, ends with a tree. But then Daisy is confused about which way is home. Daisy's young human is very worried about Daisy's disappearance, and she loudly calls the dog's
I'm not sure I can write a single coherent review of this book, so here's two short ones:

The semi-detached Librarian review is that this is a lovely, well crafted follow up to A Ball for Daisy. Using a simple story and broad watercolor art work, Raschka has created an expressive and evocative world for Daisy and her girl. The subtle changes in the colors as Daisy's mood changes are beautiful and it is nice to see books about dogs who are in fact, dogs. Overall, beautiful storytelling with distin
Oct 23, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2013, childrens, pets
This is a nearly-wordless story about a little dog named Daisy who gets separated from her owner when the dog is distracted by a squirrel and goes on a mad chase.

The storyline is very simple and the highlight of the book are the ink, watercolor and gouache illustrations by Chris Raschka. Still, the illustrative style is not my favorite and my reaction to this book is similar to the precursor to this one: A Ball for Daisy. It's a good book, but not great.

The pictures are very expressive and even
This is a cute follow-up to last year's A Ball for Daisy. Daisy's continuing adventures will delight children and their parents. I love Raschka's illustrations! He has such a talent for telling a compelling story almost entirely with illustrations. Highly Recommended!
Alyssa Pierce
Chris Raschka is able to deliver another wonderful wordless picture book, with my favorite character, Daisy. This time Daisy gets lost, as the title of the book would suggest. In a very cute way, Daisy gets lost while chasing after a squirrel in the woods. It is interesting to see the progression of the colors that Raschka uses throughout the story. As daisy becomes more and more lost, the colors seem to get darker. While I would consider this a wordless picture book, there are some words used b ...more
I just love the watercolor illustrations, which seem to perfectly tell the story of how Daisy feels as she chases after her ball into the forest, gets lost, and then finally, is reunited with her owner. The swirl of activity and color on the final pages says all that needs to be said. Excellent mostly wordless picture book that will be a favorite of children and teachers and certainly every dog lover.
Brienz Wilkening
This book was an interesting book in the way that there were no words. This would be a very good. Book for students that at just learning about books and about how to "read" books. The illustrations are very simple and yet they catch your eye. The main art that is used is water color.
William Dickerson
Both of the Daisy books done by Chris Raschka, are great opportunities for young readers to explore story without having to worry about the words that are already written there. I love to go through the book with a group of students and ask them to tell me the story.
I like the look of the artwork on the page, especially the pages with several vignettes or strips. Very pleasing to the eye. I'm not sure how satisfying it would be to read with kids. I'd be interested to see. It might be one they like to look at on their own. Hmm.
A sequel to A Ball for Daisy, and it is another fun story. Daisy runs after her ball and then sees a squirrel in the woods and being a dog she just has to chase it. She soon is lost, but her little girl owner finds her and all ends on a happy note- very limited text to this one; perfect for younger children.
Alyssa Carosella
This story did not have a lot of words to it however, the illustrations that it has are very inventiveness and make the story flowable to where you understand it without a lot of words. I liked this story a lot!
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"I always try to treat the book itself as the artwork," Chris Raschka says. "I don't want you to stop while you're reading one of my books and say, 'Oh! What a gorgeous illustration!' I want you to stop at the end of the book and say, 'This is a good book.' "

Chris Raschka is one of those people who knew from an early age what he wanted to be when he grew up. "It was never a question in my mind,"
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