Stanley at Sea

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 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?

978-1-55453-193-6 | Feb 1, 2008
List Price: USD $16.95, CAD $17.95
4-color 10 x 9 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-5253-0983-0 | Jan 1, 2008
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

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Awards & Reviews

“Super illustrations ...”
— Vancouver Sun, March 2008
“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.”
— City Parent, March 2008
“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.”
— School Library Journal, April 2008
“... Stanley's waggish appeal will win over readers young or grown.”
— Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review, February 2008
“... third in the rollicking series about a goofy dog whose addled antics make for first-class entertainment.”
— Quill & Quire, February 2008
2009 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2009 - Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2009 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, Short-listed
2009 - Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Short-listed
2009 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Short-listed
2009 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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