It’s Only Stanley
Stanley, the Wimbledon’s dog, first awakens his family in the middle of the night with howling noises that send the dad Walter to investigate. “It’s only Stanley,” he reports to his wife and kids. “He’s howling at the moon.”
Over the course of the night, Stanley awakens the Wimbledons several times with elaborate projects that include fixing the oil tank, making catfish stew, and clearing the bathtub drain. Each time, Walter assures his family, “It’s only Stanley.”
If Walter hadn’t been so sleepy and had paid more attention to Stanley’s projects, the Wimbledons might have been prepared for the very surprising and very funny outcome.
It’s Only Stanley is written and illustrated by Jon Agee and is perfect for kids ages 3 to 8. The story is told in clever rhyme right down to the big kapow! at the end. Full of silliness and fun.
It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee, Dial Books, 2015, ages 3 to 8
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