Saturday, February 8, 2014


Mary Sullivan, the author and illustrator of Ball,  knows about dogs, especially ball obsessed dogs. Using only one word, repeated many times, she illustrates the highs and lows of a day in the life of a dog and his red ball. After a few throws, his best little girl pal has to go to school. He tries to interest Mom doing yoga, the baby and even the cat in a game of fetch. No luck! So he devises his own game and finally takes a nap. What does he dream about? You guessed it. Finally his pal comes home and the game continues.

Mary Sullivan illustrates the body language and facial expressions dog lovers know so well. She dedicates her book to Scout, the best dog in the whole world.


The Sonoma County Library has a few copies and the Yulupa Library has one copy.  A great book for dog lovers of all ages, I have test driven this book with several people decades past the age of the intended audience. It has been a hit with everyone. No wonder the Theodore Seuss Geisel committee gave it an Honor for 2014.

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