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Children's Fiction Dogs

Stanley's Little Sister

by (author) Linda Bailey

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
Category
Dogs, Humorous Stories, New Baby
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554534876
    Publish Date
    Sep 2010
    List Price
    $17.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 3 to 7

Description

Stanley's home life goes awry when he suddenly finds himself with a new, feline “sister.” Making friends with this perplexing creature is not easy. Stanley's big, friendly sniff is met with an abrupt THWACK! from the cat's paw. “ROWP!” yelps Stanley. No fair!

Even less fair is the way his people blame him for causing trouble when all he's trying to do is make friends! Is it Stanley's fault the cat doesn't understand dog talk? Given time and a bit of mutual understanding, can peace and purring reign in Stanley's house?

Young readers familiar with the “dog's eye view” of Stanley and his world will rejoice at the addition of Fluffy the cat.

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.

Linda Bailey's profile page

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.

Bill Slavin's profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Chocolate Lily Book Award
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Best Children Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Winner, Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association

Editorial Reviews

This story would be enjoyable for storytime as a stand-alone, but also would make a nice lead in for discussions about getting along with others.—School Library Journal

Bill Slavin's textured acrylics saturate the pages and breathe life into Stanley and his sidekicks, creating a canine - and now partly feline - world of mayhem and fun.—Quill & Quire

Librarian Reviews

Stanley’s Little Sister

Stanley knew he wasn’t supposed to chase the cat, but who invited her to live here anyway? Not Stanley! But knowing he’s supposed to be a good dog Stanley tries to be friendly. He even seeks advice from his friends at the dog park, but nothing works. Will this cat ever warm up to Stanley?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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