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.
"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 " Ball is one long joke, but a good one. . . . Get this dog a frisbee and a follow-up."- The New York Times Online
Mary Sullivan lebt in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wo sie den PEN New England leitet.