In this companion to Mary Sullivan's Geisel Award-winning Ball , there's a new dog in town and he is focused on finding a treat, no matter the cost. Read more...
In this companion to Mary Sullivan's Geisel Award-winning Ball, there's a new dog in town and he is focused on finding a treat, no matter the cost. But endless tricks and futile searching (you can't eat Grandma's dentures ) can be pretty exhausting. Just when he's about to give up hope . . . what's this? TREAT
In this hilarious and heartwarming graphic novel/ picture book hybrid, readers will rejoice and laugh as they recognize the silly, but always determined, behavior of man's best friend.
- ISBN-13: 9780544472709
- ISBN-10: 0544472705
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
- Publish Date: March 2016
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 4-7
- Dimensions: 8.6 x 7.1 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-12-07
- Reviewer: Staff
Balls Geisel Awardwinning Ball got inside the mind of a ball-obsessed dog, and this equally wonderful companion book introduces a roly-poly pooch who rides a roller-coaster of emotions as he prowls, scowls, and begs his way around the house in search of something tasty. Treat. Treat! Treat? Treat!! he telepathically beseeches the family toddler whos munching on cereal, throwing in some balletic moves in hopes of impressing her. But the situation is nearly hopeless: the toddler is interested only in stuffing her own face, grandma and grandpa arent any help, the older sister is oblivious, and did the older brother really think a crayon drawing was what the dog was after? Exhausted and disgusted, the dog falls asleep on top of the laundry and dreams of treatsdreams that soon turn to nightmares. Sullivan has created quite a treat herself: a canine hero with a one-track mind and an endlessly expressive one-word vocabulary (aided by comically frenetic typography) whose approach to thwarted desire is, as any child will recognize, all too human. Ages 47. Agent: Justin Rucker, Shannon Associates. (Mar.)