using A Ball for Daisy in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial


unfortunate event
having a favorite toy

Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

A Ball For Daisy

By Chris Rashcka

A Ball for Daisy relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy’s anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. This book explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring.

This wordless picture book is great for addressing predicting, inferencing, and social/emotional concepts. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using A Ball for Daisy in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

abbreviated episode

Character Analysis:

Daisy loves playing with her ball. She becomes very sad when her ball pops and is thrown away.


Daisy’s facial expressions and body language
Daisy’s owner


Daisy’s feelings when the other dog joined her in playing chase
reason behind the girl giving Daisy the blue ball
reasoning for why Daisy’s owner sat next to her on the couch


what do you think the girl is going to do with the blue ball?