Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Only Stanley by Jon Agee

The Wimbledon family are trying their best to sleep, but odd noises and strange smells keep waking them up one at a time. When they check on the noises and smells, they find that it's only their dog Stanley.

Thoughts: I loved Jon Agee's book Little Santa and this book is the same. It's Only Stanley is so funny. The family's disgruntled-ness at being awakened paired with their nonchalant reaction to Stanley's nocturnal activities made me laugh with every page turn. Agee's illustrations with bold lines, muted color palette, and lovely detail complement the story exactly. I look forward to sharing this book at storytime and during outreach.

Themes: Night, Dogs, Elementary

(Dial, 2015)

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