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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.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013
ISBN: 9780544313613
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill


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kimrae Aug 18, 2013

Cute book. You can sense the dogs anticipation for someone to play ball with, and the disappointment when everyone is busy or at school.

forbesrachel Jun 26, 2013

Anyone with a ball-obsessed dog will immediately see the similarities to this dog and smile. The amount of ways a single word can be expressed is impressive, and the artist does an excellent job of portraying all those feelings a dog has towards its most special object.

JCLKateC May 15, 2013

With one simple word (ball), Mary Sullivan conveys the excitement and love a dog has for his toy ball. The book explores the world of a dog as he waits for his friend to come home from school.

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