The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
A BALL FOR DAISY
By Chris Raschka
Daisy, a little white dog, has a special red ball. But when a larger dog accidentally pops it, Daisy's initial disappointment leads to unexpected friendship. Told in impressionistic, colorful illustrations and no words, the book teaches children that loss can sometimes lead to welcome surprises.