for Yellow Ball by Molly Bang
Three beach-goers interrupt a game of catch to build a sand castle on a busy sandy stretch. Two individuals are African-American, one being toddler-sized. The third person involved is a white female. Their ages and roles are as open to interpretation as the rest of the events in this stunning book bearing large ideas and few words: "Catch ... Throw ... Uh-oh ..." Although the people in the book don't notice, young readers will see the big yellow ball as it is carried away on the tide and begins a long journey out to sea. Bang's dazzling full-color pastel paintings tell most of the story as they trace the progress of the ball, over dolphins and under sea gulls, beyond a bridge and through a night storm, before being washed ashore on a different beach and into the open arms of another brown-skinned child. (Ages 1-3)
CCBC Choices 1991. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991. Used with permission.
Full-color illustrations highlight a clever adventure story about a forgotten ball that drifts out to sea, endures a violent storm, and washes ashore to be found by a new young owner. Reprint.
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