The Story of Red Rubber Ball (Hardcover)

By Constance Kling Levy, Hiroe Nakata

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152165895, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2004

List Price: 16.00*
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One little, red rubber ball sits all alone while the rest of the world seems to go on about its business. Bees buzz, birds fly, squirrels hoard, but no one pays the little toy any lasting attention. At least, not at first.

Lee Bennett Hopkins Award winner Constance Levy has created subtle, infectious verse that tells the story of a small thing that makes a big difference. Hiroe Nakata paints a bustling world where animals play, the sun rises and sets, and children make friends. Rich with colorful characters and detail, The Story of Red Rubber Ball is a surprising--and charming--backyard adventure.

About the Author

CONSTANCE LEVY is the author of A Crack in the Clouds and Other Poems and Splash! Poems of Our Watery World. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

HIROE NAKATA has illustrated several books for children, including My Book of Thanks and Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.