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As the old saying goes, "Give a dog a ball, and he'll beg to play for days. But give a dog a treat, and he'll never stop begging."
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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780544472709
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations


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forbesrachel Mar 20, 2017

From the creator behind the hilarious Ball, comes another dog-delight. Treat follows the same winning formula as the first, utilizing a single word throughout in various fonts, sizes, and colours to create a story. In this case, the little dog is desperate for a treat, she dreams about treats, she begs for treats, but no one in the family gives her one. Fortunately, in a rather sweet conclusion, it all ends well for the dog. Sullivan's cartoonish style is so expressive that the story could be understood even without the one word, but that word gives the character distinct voice; Treat is one that is best read aloud. This picture book is another one for dog lovers, Sullivan not only understands the mindset of dogs, but she is able to capture their amusing nature on page.

DBRL_KatieL Dec 23, 2016

I found this book to be more chaotic, harder to follow, and almost sloppy.
The story centers around a dog who smells something good and goes to investigate-it then turns into his hunt for a treat. He goes to everyone in the house and either begs, or tries to take something. When none of this works he goes to sleep and dreams weird dreams that involve getting and not getting treats. After he wakes up the children have baked him some kind of cake, and he finally get his treat.

Similar to "Ball" by the same author, this book only has one word-treat. However, while Ball has illustrations that tell the story, and is simple enough for a child to follow these illustrations are complicated and take more studying to understand.

AL_KATI Nov 02, 2016

What a clever book and fun to read. Even with just one word, this is a well-rounded story sure to delight any dog lover.

Apr 22, 2016

Written with the use of only one word

cmlibrary_rkimray Mar 21, 2016

With just one word (treat!) and a glorious assortment of comic-style panel illustrations, thought balloons and speech bubbles, this book allows us to follow a little dog as he seeks out a snack from his owners. Readers even get to peek into the doggie's dreams! A visual treat!

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cmlibrary_rkimray Mar 21, 2016

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 10


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