Title: It’s Only Stanley
Written and Illustrated by: Jon Agee
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015 – fiction
Suitable for ages: 5-8
Themes/topics: dogs, invention, family
The Wimbledons were sleeping.
It was very, very late,
When Wilma heard a spooky sound,
Which made her sit up strait.
“That’s very odd,” said Walter.
I don’t recognize the tune…”
Brief synopsis: (from the jacket) It’s nighttime at the Wimbledons’, and everybody hears odd noises. Walter looks around and finds Stanley, the dog, hard at work. “He fixed the oil tank,” Walter tells his family. “He cleared the bathtub drain.” But Stanley is up to something far more impressive…(no spoilers allowed)
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Why I like this book: This book is just pure fun. The rhymes flow, and the illustrations are lively and imaginative. Great for kids who love dogs. Writers, take a look at the page breaks.
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5 thoughts on “It’s Only Stanley”
I love this book! Ach, anything from Jon Agee!
Our library has this book – but people keep checking it out! So I have yet to read it.
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Yes! And the break in the stanza so the page break pulls you to the rhyme on the next page.