Comments for Ball
Ball by Mary Sullivan is a book suited for transitioning readers. It's about a dog who loves to play ball and the little girl who is his primary play mate.
Ball is mostly a day in the life of an energetic house dog. The day begins with breakfast and some ball playing. Then the girl goes to school and the grown ups go to work. The dog is left without someone to play ball with.
Everything in that time alone becomes a reminder of the ball playing the dog and girl could be doing if only she were home. For every visual reminder, there's the dog saying "Ball!"
Ball for its reliance on primarily one word is very much like Ed Vere's Banana!. But this one is very clearly aimed at children who have or like dogs.