Stanley's Wild Ride

Linda Bailey
Bill Slavin

Stanley's Party may have come to an end ... but our favorite party animal's back and ready to roll!

Stanley knows he's not supposed to leave the yard, but he's dog-tired of it. So when he discovers a way out ... he's gone! A few escapes later, five dogs are on the lam. And with Stanley in the lead, they're off to have the kind of fun you can't find in a yard --- chasing tomcats, sampling tasty garbage and soaking fire hydrants.

Then, late at night, atop the steepest hill in town, they come upon a mysterious wheeled ... thing. And before you can say “Hot dog!” Stanley's off on the ride of a lifetime!

978-1-55453-254-4 | Feb 1, 2008
List Price: USD $7.95, CAD $8.95
4-color 10 x 9 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7

Educational Resources

Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“[S]mart, comic and a rollicking good time.”
— School Library Journal, June 2006
“Try this well-paced, energetic story with restless young listeners who, like Stanley, feel a bit penned in.”
— Booklist, March 2006
“Stanley, a lovable galoot of a lab, proves himself a master of mischief and mayhem as he once again breaks the house rules.”
— Quill and Quire, February 2006
2009 - Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, Oregon Reading Association, Winner
2008 - California Library Association Young Reader Medal, Winner
2007 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Short-listed
2007 - Children's Literature Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre and TD Bank Financial Canadian, Short-listed
2007 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2006 - Book of the Year Award - Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner
2006 - Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children's Books, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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