This story Ball by Mary Sullivan features a dog and his ball. Finally, the little girl comes home from school and is able to play ball with the dog again. Will the playful canine ever find a ball-loving companion? Mary Sullivan has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award and a St. Even more than his ball, he loves playing fetch with his little girl. She happily throws the toy as she gets ready for school.
Eventually the girl shows the dog her watch and leaves for school, leaving the dog disconsolate. This is a cute book, though it gets old fast. When the dog, who is nameless, wakes up in the morning he wants to play ball but when his owner, a little girl, goes to school, he goes to throughout the house to find someone to play ball with from the mother, to the baby, even the pet cat but to no avail. At long last the pup's anguish is relieved as the girl comes home from school and they resume their happy rapport. Ball is a very simple story depicting the joy that a dog has with his toys.
However, the constant repetition will not only be enjoyable for the child, it will provide a learning experience. And the cat wants no part of that! The children to get in groups and discuss aloud with eachother. Well, apparently if you are Mary Sullivan, it can be! The baby is terrified of the large, red orb. I think it was in the illustrations that this lost a star for me. We got this on Tuesday A dog loves playing ball with his little girl.
Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1903 , p. Forced to go solo, the dog begins a hilarious one-sided game of fetch until naptime's wild, ball-centric dream sequence. The book provides hilarious graphic images for the children to look at. I have a dog, named Charlie. Both are winners with the girls, but I prefer this story a little more. More recently, she has begun channeling her energy into illustrations for children. We also read Treat which is done in a similar style but is a completely separate story.
Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1906 , p. I think this book would also make a fantastic gift for the animal lover in your life. It shows how animals think differently than us. Both stories teach that dogs have feelings and that they need of us as much as we need them. Get this dog a frisbee and a follow-up. 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.
The pictures speak a thousand words in this comic book-style ode to canine monomania. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1903 , p. It's a really cute story, and the illustrations are great. A dog with a ball is one of the most relentlessly hopeful creatures on Earth. Eventually the dream turns into a nightmare.
The book provides hilarious graphic images for the children to look at. Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers. 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. His owner then comes home for the day again, and he feels happy because she plays with him. I think it was in the illustrations that this lost a star for me.
I love how her stories read more like comic books and graphic novels. With gorgeous visuals I really enjoyed each panel of the story and I would recommend this story for young children, ages 4-6 as it can be quite interactive for the children. Find a kid, a dog and ball would be good too , sit them down, read it with the kid and be sure to duck because I don't think anyone is going to be able to resist throwing the ball after reading this book! We do not have pets as a decoration. I am a huge Mary Sullivan fan. This is such a cute book, I just had to buy it for my husband. The baby too was a little oddly drawn, in my opinion. I think it needed to be more colorful.
He requests it almost every night for story time before bed. Ball by Mary Sullivan is a great book for t Ball by Mary Sullivan is a simple book that young children are sure to love! This is a humorous book about a dog and his love for playing with his ball. However, if I were to use it in my future, I think I would use it for a read-aloud and engage my young learners in making predictions! Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. He anxiously waits for the little girl to get home from school so they can play. I also did not like the illustrations. Due to it being almost wordless, a child does not necessarily need an adult directing the reading.