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Yellow Ball

by Molly Bang

Published by William Morrow, 1991
24 pages
ISBN: 0-688-06314-4

Ages 1-3

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. CCBC categories: Books For Toddlers; Picture Books.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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