Ball

by Sullivan, Mary, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 27 Libraries 33 of 35 copies
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Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bound like a picture book but a comic book in spirit, this title features a funny animal parading through clean, clear panels of sequential art, taking clever advantage of the form's codes and symbols to tell the story of a love affair between a dog and a ball, an object which becomes the story's single, repeated word of text. As the dog watches his master leave and wanders the house looking for someone to play ball with, his desperation and excitement are positively palpable. Working with classical cartooning devices, like large, round heads, big expressive eyes, and extreme emotional reactions, Sullivan has managed to create her own distinctive style, giving each character its own particular sense of humanity (even characters that aren't human) and wrapping everything in a gentle yellow wash of nostalgia. 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.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Illustrator Sullivan (Field of Peace) makes a hilarious debut as an author by touring the brain of a ball-obsessed dog. The dog's googley eyes, droopy snout, and oversize midriff provide comedy of their own, and he's even funnier when paneled sequences show him charging after his red ball, complete with puffs of smoke to signal blazing speed. "Ball!" he thinks (or sometimes "Ball?"); it's the book's only word. The dog's curly headed owner is delighted to play with him, but after she leaves for school he's stuck with her meditating mother and a squalling baby. He tries listlessly to amuse himself, then dozes off. His dreams are a parade of mad, creative whimsy. A tiered cake dotted with balls, a monstrous baby, and an interstellar game of chase climax with a journey down the toilet and through a maze of pipes. It's a paean to the neurotic single-mindedness of dogs, and a brilliant study of boredom. Readers will greet the moment when the girl arrives home with almost as much relief as the dog-and they'll eagerly await Sullivan's next book. Ages 4-8. Agent: Justin Rucker, Shannon Associates. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Play -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Play -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Children,2013
Language English
Awards Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, 2014
A Junior Literary Guild selection
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780547759364
0547759363
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