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publisher: Kids Can Press

Stanley's Party

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin

tagged: dogs, humorous stories
5 of 5
1 rating
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rated!
list price: $9.99
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: Aug 2004
pages: 32
ISBN:9781553377689
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Stanley's people go out a lot. Stanley is a good dog, but one night, while they're away, the temptation becomes too great and he sneaks up onto the couch. What a wonderful experience! Soon he's also blasting the music, dancing around the living room and raiding the fridge. Stanley's never had so much fun! But after a couple of weeks something is missing, and Stanley realizes that partying alone has lost its thrill.

About the Authors

Linda Bailey

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Bill Slavin has illustrated over eighty books for children, both fiction and non-fiction. He lives in Canada.

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Contributor Notes

Linda Bailey is an award-winning author of many books for children, including Goodnight Sweet Pig, Stanley's Party, the Stevie Diamond Mysteries, and the Good Times Travel Agency series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, Oregon Reading Association
  • Winner, Ministry of Education Time to Read
  • Winner, SMART Award
  • Winner, Child Magazine Best Children's Book Award
  • Short-listed, California Library Association Young Reader Medal
  • Winner, Chocolate Lily Award
  • Winner, Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards
  • Winner, Georgia Picture Storybook Award
  • Winner, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize
  • Winner, Tiny Torgi Literary Award, Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Winner, Book of the Year Award - Silver Medal, ForeWord Magazine
  • Winner, Best Bets, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Winner, Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature
  • Winner, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
Editorial Reviews

This is a funny, delightful book ... even if you're not a fan of real dogs, this book is a riot.

— Quill & Quire Starred Review

This humorous story makes an ideal read-aloud. Dog lovers and party animals alike will howl with delight.

— School Library Journal

This is first-class entertainment all the way, with a last line - “If you don't believe me, ask your dog” - that's cheekiness itself.

— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Slavin's polished paintings of Stanley's antics and Bailey's confident, breezy story add up to a triumphant cautionary tale that will leave both adults and kid laughing.

— Kirkus Reviews