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Liz Kazandzhy


Excellent, Toddler, Preschool, Mary Sullivan, Words, Pets, Dogs, Picture Book, Beginning Readers

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Book Review


Like most dogs, all this dog wants is to play with his ball. When the little girl in the house wakes up, she happily plays fetch with him, but soon she has to go off to school, leaving the dog alone with his beloved ball. He tries to get others to play with him—mom, baby, cat—but with no luck. Finally, he starts a game creatively playing with the ball by himself, dozes off, and has a series of vivid, ball-related dreams. Before he knows it, the little girl returns and the dog is finally able to play fetch again.