Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
- Reading age: 3 to 7
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!
About the authors
Linda Bailey a jonglé longtemps avec l'idée d'écrire, mais ce n'est qu'après avoir eu ses deux filles qu'elle a lancé sa carrière d'auteure. Elle a écrit des albums, des romans et aussi des livres informatifs. Linda a beaucoup voyagé dans sa vie et ses livres aussi! Certains sont publiés en Chine, en Corée, en Australie, en Grèce, en Pologne et dans de nombreux autres pays.
Linda Bailey has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, Toads on Toast, and most recently, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur (Si jamais tu avais un dinosaure...). Linda has garnered a long list of honours in Canada such as the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, the Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
Bill Slavin has illustrated over sixty books for children, including Stanley's Party, Stanley's Wild Ride, Stanley at Sea, Transformed and The Farm Team. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario, with his wife, their cat, two rabbits, five squirrels and a family of cardinals.
- Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award
- Short-listed, Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award
- Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
- Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
- Short-listed, Book of the Year, Foreword Magazine
Stanley has lost none of his energetic appeal in this, his fourth adventure.—Quill & Quire
Stanley's many fans will love poring over this adventure.—School Library Journal
Stanley is an expressive and appealing pooch whose heart is always in the right place.—Kirkus Reviews
Stanley’s Beauty ContestStanley has been entered in a dog show that his pals are also in, but Stanley’s not so successful at winning contests. When he tries to be the most beautiful dog, the judges walk right past him. What to do? Join Stanley and his pals in the greatest dog pile ever as they show us that dogs do know best about the things that really matter.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.