Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Stanley's Party

Stanley's Party

Linda Bailey
Illustrator:  Bill Slavin 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2003   ISBN: 978-1553373827

One night Stanley decides to try lying on the couch. Of course, he knows that he is not supposed to do this, but his people are away and they won't be back until midnight. What's the harm? So Stanley gets up on the couch and enjoys its comforts, making sure that he leaves everything neat and tidy before his people get home.

Next Stanley tries listening to some music, which he knows is what his people do when they sit on the couch. He then gets himself a snack from the fridge. This is the life! As long as he is careful, he can have a wonderful time while his people are away.

Eventually the day comes when Stanley starts to feel that there is something missing from his life of comfort. He needs some company.

In this hilarious Stanley story, we get to meet a very doggy dog who knows what he wants. Told from Stanley's point of view, the story will have readers in giggles in no time. Do you know what your dog does when you are not home?