Ball by Mary Sullivan
  

Ball

Written by Mary Sullivan
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Ball by Mary Sullivan

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 mum, 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.

Reviews

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.

--School Library Journal

Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers.

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.

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.

Ball is one long joke, but a good one. . . . Get this dog a frisbee and a follow-up.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Mary Sullivan
More books by Mary Sullivan

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

1st June 2013

ISBN

9780547759364


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