by Mary Sullivan

Frankie is a shelter puppy who’s just arrived at his new home. What ensues is a laugh-out-loud war of the noses, as Frankie creatively attempts to find his place. Humorous and heartfelt, the latest from Mary Sullivan introduces not one, but two new dogs that will surely win over fans of BALL and TREAT as well as the hearts of dog-lovers everywhere.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544611139
  • ISBN-10: 0544611136
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 04/04/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Frankie is EXCITED! 


A new home?  

A new bed?  

A new ball? 


But wait. 


Nico is already here. 

Nico’s home. 

Nico’s bed. 

Nico’s ball. 


Sharing is hard . . . 


Will Frankie find a place here too? 


The latest book from the Geisel Honor–winning author-illustrator Mary Sullivan features not one but two adorable pups with big personalites as they struggle to get along and find their places in the pack. At turns humorous and heartfelt, it appears that man isn't dog's only best friend when there is another dog to play with . . . 

About the author
Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan spent a great deal of time drawing in her formative years. Though she received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, she considers herself a self-trained illustrator. Ms. Sullivan has shown her work at galleries and coffees shops in Dallas and Austin. She channels her considerable creative energy  into projects for Highlights for Children, Scholastic, Innovative Kids, School Zone, Oxford Press U.K., Pearson and many more. Her first picture book for HMH, Ball, was a 2014 Geisel Honor Book. She lives in Cedar Park, Twitter: @sullivandraws Instagram: @sullivandraws


"Two-legged pups with new sibs would likely have a similar experience." —Kirkus 


"Trim, memorable, and poignant, this graphic novel surely wins the prize for best book about living lint." —Bulletin 


"The humorous digital illustrations contrast the two active personalities with expressive humor, and children will see that it’s more fun to share." —Booklist