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Ball

Sullivan, Mary (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ball
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While searching for someone to play ball with him, a dog dreams of fantastical adventures he could have with his ball.
Authors: Sullivan, Mary, 1958-
Title: Ball
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Children, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: While searching for someone to play ball with him, a dog dreams of fantastical adventures he could have with his ball.
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Literary Guild selection.
Local Note: 1 2 3 5 6 7 10 14 15
ISBN: 0547759363
9780547759364
Statement of Responsibility: word and pictures by Mary Sullivan
Subject Headings: Dogs Juvenile fiction. Play Juvenile fiction. Picture books for children Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Dogs
Play
Picture books for children
LCCN: 2013009693
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When Dog’s girl leaves for school, he is left without a playmate. Follow him as he tries unsuccessfully to enlist the interest of the rest of the family in his game. The one word in this story tells it all. When he is looking for his ball, "Ball??" and when he find it, "BALL!!!&qu... Read More »

Comment by: 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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Aug 18, 2013
  • kimrae rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 26, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

May 15, 2013
  • JCLKateC rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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