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It's Only Stanley

Written by Jon Agee

Illustrated by Jon Agee

It's Only Stanley Synopsis

'The Wimbledons were sleeping. It was very, very late, When Wilma heard a spooky sound, Which made her sit up straight. That's very odd, said Walter. I don't recognize the tune... It's only Stanley, Walter said. He's howling at the moon. ' Whoever heard of a dog who can sing, cook and do DIY around the house? He makes a lot of noise and mess, but he's forgiven as does mend the TV. Not until the very end do we or the hapless Wimbledon family see just exactly what Stanley the dog has been planning all along! 'Agee and his simple, droll watercolors return with a work that manages to be absurdist, alarming, and - just when you least expect it - poignant...Very strange, and very, very wonderful.' - Booklist, starred review

It's Only Stanley Press Reviews

Delightful. -The Boston Globe; [A] superbly absurd tale . . . The rhyming text is natural and paced for surprise. And the droll watercolors handle facial expressions well from aggravation to awe to admiraton. -The San Francisco Chronicle; Agee and his simple, droll watercolors return with a work that manages to be absurdist, alarming, and-just when you least expect it-poignant. . . . Very strange, and very, very wonderful. -Booklist, starred review; Agee appeals to connoisseurs of the absurd, and he shapes ridiculous developments into a tightly composed and satisfying picture book. -Publishers Weekly, starred review; Fun-just plain fun. -Kirkus; Agee knows what his young readers want-plain silliness-and he delivers. Hilarious. -School Library Journal;A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book;Washington Post Best Children's Books of 2015;Boston Globe Best Books of 2015;Booklist Editors' Choice 2015;A Horn Book Fanfare Book;Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2015 (Winner: Funniest)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912650460
Publication date: 1st September 2020
Author: Jon Agee
Illustrator: Jon Agee
Publisher: Scallywag Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Jon Agee

Jon Agee attended The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. A full-time author, he lives with his wife in San Francisco. Jon is the author/illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, which between them have won an Irma Black Honor, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books, ALA Notable Book, Horn Book Fanfare, PW Best Books of the Year, and much more.

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