Where Is Milo's Ball?

By Mike Austin
(Blue Apple Books, Board Book, 9781609052096, 16pp.)

Publication Date: May 22, 2012

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When Milo the cat loses his favorite ball of yarn, Mouse offers to help him find it. But Mouse does not seem to understand that a ball is round like a circle--or maybe he is just not letting on? On the right side of the page, a pull-tab shows a fellow mouse busily pulling one end of the ball's yarn into his mouse hole, and gradually wrapping it up into a ball/circle. But in between then, Mouse proudly proclaims his discovery of a series of non-circle shaped items that he wraps with the other end of the yarn--i.e. a triangular slice of pizza, a square piece of cheese, a rectangular candy bar, an oval egg, etc. Just as Milo fears that his ball/circle is forever lost, the sneaky mouse rolls it out for him to discover.

About the Author

Mike Austin is an award winning-illustrator and graphic designer. Originally from Pennsylvania, he now lives in Hawaii with his wife, illustrator Jing Jing Tsong, their two children, and a cat named Milo. His first digital children's book app A Present for Milo has garnered raves and recognition on NPR, USA TODAY and MSNBC. A Present for Milo is the recipient of both the Parents' Choice and Mom's Choice Awards. The author lives in Hawaii.

Praise For Where Is Milo's Ball?

Praise for Mike Austin's digital children's book app, A Present for Milo:

"...a Next Gen version of a lift-the-flap Spot story, this digital cat-and-mouse chase features...hidden surprises in every scene." -- Kirkus Reviews

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