Ball

by Mary Sullivan


In this close-to-wordless picture book, we see a dog's day-to-day struggle with trying to find a partner to just throw the BALL.

 

 

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547759364
  • ISBN-10: 0547759363
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 04/02/2013
  • Carton Quantity: 50

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  • A 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book

    A dog with a ball is one of the most relentlessly hopeful creatures on Earth. After his best little-girl pal leaves for school, this dog hits up yoga mom, baby, and even the angry cat for a quick throw. No luck. Forced to go solo, the dog begins a hilarious one-sided game of fetch until naptime’s wild, ball-centric dream sequence. The pictures speak a thousand words in this comic book-style ode to canine monomania. Ball? Ball.

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  • "Illustrator Sullivan makes a hilarious debut as an author by touring the brain of a ball-obsessed dog. . . . It's a paean to the neurotic single-mindedness of dogs, and a brilliant study of boredom."
    Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "A humorous portrait of a dog with a one-track mind. . . . A fine choice for independent readers and dog lovers everywhere."
    School Library Journal

    "Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers."
    Kirkus

    "Everything from the dog's brief encounter with a cat to his extended, ball-centric dream, told in full-page drawings, will make viewers giggle along with the story. Even those who have never had or wanted a dog will find themselves pining for a canine companion with similarly irresistible exuberance."
    Booklist

    "Sullivan deftly captures doggy poses that run the spectrum from ecstasy to dejection. . . this will be a natural decode-alone for kids who are accustomed to parsing pictures, and they'll delight in the ability to read it all themselves."
    Bulletin

    "Ball is one long joke, but a good one. . . . Get this dog a frisbee and a follow-up."
    The New York Times Online