Stanley's Little Sister

Linda Bailey
Bill Slavin

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.

978-1-55453-487-6 | Sep 1, 2010
List Price: USD $17.95, CAD $17.95
4-color 10 x 9 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-5253-0989-2 | Jan 1, 2010
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

Educational Resources

Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“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, October 2010
“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, November 2010
2012 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Winner
2012 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2011 - Best Children Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2011 - Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2010 - Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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