Saturday, May 23, 2015

It's Only Stanley

Cover image for It's only Stanley
It's Only Stanley
by Jon Agee
Dial, 2015.  Unpaged.  Picture Book

     The Wimbledons remain generally unfazed, even though their dog Stanley keeps waking them up at all hours banging on this and drilling on that. "It's only Stanley," they say.  He is fixing the furnace, or boiling up some catfish stew, or fiddling with the television. Also, he howls at the moon, which is appropriate since the moon is his ultimate destination along with the unwitting Wimbledons whose hom has become Stanley's rocket ship. What kid wouldn't like finding that Stanley's putterings are rocket science after all. And of course, with Jon Agee's classically hilarious illustrations.

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