A Boy, a Ball, and a Dog by Gianna Marino


A Boy, a Ball, and a Dog by Gianna Marino

There was never a ball the boy wouldn't throw.Luckily, there was never a ball that his dog couldn't catch.When a new kind of ball (a balloon) floats into the picture, both boy and dog try to find a way to play with it, and they become separated. Will they find their way back to each other and finish their game?


A glad frolic, perfect for a windy day. Kirkus Reviews A lovely book to pore over, with engaging art. School Library Journal Marino ( Night Animals ) evokes an experience that s growing rarer one in which child and animal share deep intimacy, and have time to share that s all their own. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Gianna Marino has written and illustrated numerous articles for travel and leisure magazines. Her children's books include Zoopa: An Animal Alphabet (Chronicle Books 2005), One Too Many (Chronicle Books 2010), Meet Me at the Moon (Viking 2012), Too Tall Houses (Viking 2012), and Following Papa's Song (Viking 2014). Though she still wanders the world, Gianna now lives in Northern California and works full-time writing and illustrating. A Boy, A Ball, and a Dog is Gianna's first picture book for Roaring Brook Press.

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40 pages


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Publication date

1st July 2016



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