Stanley at Seaby Linda Bailey, Bill Slavin
Stanley's thrown his party - and braved his wild ride. Now Stanley and his pals embark on an adventure that makes sea-dogs of them all! It's picnic time in the park - but not for Stanley. He knows he's not supposed to beg, but his people are always eating. And Stanley is always hungry! After he's told to ?get,? Stanley wanders down by the
Stanley's thrown his party - and braved his wild ride. Now Stanley and his pals embark on an adventure that makes sea-dogs of them all! It's picnic time in the park - but not for Stanley. He knows he's not supposed to beg, but his people are always eating. And Stanley is always hungry! After he's told to ?get,? Stanley wanders down by the river where he runs into Alice, Nutsy and Gassy Jack. Soon their keen noses lead them to a delicious treat on a small boat with no people in sight. When the boat's mooring comes loose, they float away with the current down the river, under a bridge and then out to sea! It's a scary new world where the sky stretches in every direction and big waves crash. The dogs know that when you're Outside, sooner or later you always come to a fence. When suddenly through the mist they see what looks like a very tall fence, they know they've come to the End of Outside! But what kind of fence is this?
Linda Bailey’s endearing, if disobedient, dog is back ...This is a delightful addition to the ongoing adventures of a lovable, if goofy, cast of characters.
Bailey’s humor, sometimes subtle and other times overt, comes through on every page ... Slavin’s splendid acrylic paintings ... teem with detail and texture that give a 3-D effect ...Three “arfs”... for this sensory-rich adventure.
... Stanley’s waggish appeal will win over readers young or grown.
... third in the rollicking series about a goofy dog whose addled antics make for first-class entertainment.
PreS-Gr 2- The pup who was featured in Stanley's Party (2003) and Stanley's Wild Ride (2006, both Kids Can) is back. Here, readers follow Alice, Nutsy, Gassy Jack, and Stanley-a gang of ever-hungry dogs. Wandering from a picnic hosted by their stingy owners, the quartet end up aboard a red rowboat that rushes them to "the end of Outside." They finally find the expected "fence" (the side of a huge ship) and are treated to steak and sausages by the rescuing sailors. Bailey's humor, sometimes subtle and other times overt, comes through on every page, never failing to ignore the gags available with doggy drool and canine impulsivity. Slavin's splendid acrylic paintings on gessoed paper teem with detail and texture that give a 3-D effect, as in the foggy scene with the lower torso of a rescuer dropping down from the enormous ship toward the rowboat rocking in waves that threaten wee Nutsy's life. Three "arfs" (that's cheers in dog talk) for this sensory-rich adventure.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
Meet the Author
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.
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