A Boy, a Ball, and a Dog by Gianna Marino

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With trees bending, blossoms floating, and laundry flapping with each gust of wind, the canine’s chase across spreads is cinematic. This, combined with the vitality and vibrancy of the red balloon, recalls the classic short film The Red Balloon (1956).
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There was never a ball the boy wouldn't throw.
Luckily, there was never a ball that his dog couldn't catch.

When a new kind of ball (a balloon) floats into the picture, both boy and dog try to find a way to play with it, and they become separated. Will they find their way back to each other and finish their game?

 

About Gianna Marino

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Gianna Marino has written and illustrated numerous articles for travel and leisure magazines. Her children's books include Zoopa: An Animal Alphabet (Chronicle Books 2005), One Too Many (Chronicle Books 2010), Meet Me at the Moon (Viking 2012), Too Tall Houses (Viking 2012), and Following Papa's Song (Viking 2014). Though she still wanders the world, Gianna now lives in Northern California and works full-time writing and illustrating. A Boy, A Ball, and a Dog is Gianna's first picture book for Roaring Brook Press. giannamarino.com
 
Published June 21, 2016 by Roaring Brook Press. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 30 2016

With trees bending, blossoms floating, and laundry flapping with each gust of wind, the canine’s chase across spreads is cinematic. This, combined with the vitality and vibrancy of the red balloon, recalls the classic short film The Red Balloon (1956).

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