This image is the cover for the book Treat


From the author of Up On Bob, a whimsical tale of a Boston Terrier with a short attention span and his never-ending pursuit of what he wants most.

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.

“Sullivan spins a hilarious minidrama around a hyperactive canine and a single word of text...Cartoonlike illustrations, precisely drawn in digitally colored pencil, perfectly capture the portly, perky-eared, wide-eyed canine's treat mania.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“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.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Mary Sullivan

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt