Stanley's Beauty Contest

Linda Bailey
Bill Slavin

Stanley's people are so preoccupied with primping him for the dog show in the park that they forgot his breakfast. This makes Stanley very grumpy.

At the park, Stanley meets up with his old friends Nutsy, Alice and Gassy Jack. Together the friends look longingly at the grand prize: the biggest, most scrumptious-smelling dog cookie ever. Once Stanley gets a whiff of its bubbling cheese, sizzling bacon and apple pie aromas, he's determined to win. So what if he's not the fastest, most talented or most beautiful dog in the show?

We know that Stanley's rumbling tummy always leads him into adventure --- or a big pile of trouble --- and this time is no exception. Join Stanley and his friends in the best dogpile ever as they show us humans that dogs know best, and that what really counts is having fun!

978-1-55453-318-3 | Feb 1, 2009
List Price: USD $17.95, CAD $17.95
4-color 10 x 9 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-5253-0986-1 | Jan 1, 2009
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

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Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“Stanley's many fans will love poring over this adventure.”
— School Library Journal, March 2009
“Stanley is an expressive and appealing pooch whose heart is always in the right place.”
— Kirkus Reviews, February 2009
“Stanley has lost none of his energetic appeal in this, his fourth adventure.”
— Quill & Quire, January 2009
2010 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2010 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Short-listed
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2009 - Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine, Short-listed

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