Ball by Mary SullivanBall by Mary Sullivan

Ball

byMary Sullivan

Hardcover | April 2, 2013

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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.
In her formative years, Mary Sullivan spent a great deal of time drawing. She received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has shown her work in galleries and coffee shops in Dallas and Austin. A freelancer for publishers from Pearson to Scholastic, she lives in Cedar Park, Texas. Visit her website at www.marysullivan.c...
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Title:BallFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 8.5 × 7 × 0.37 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547759363

ISBN - 13:9780547759364

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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 "