Stanley's Party

Linda Bailey
Bill Slavin

Stanley's people go out a lot. Stanley is a good dog, but one night, while they're away, the temptation becomes too great and he sneaks up onto the couch. What a wonderful experience! Soon he's also blasting the music, dancing around the living room and raiding the fridge. Stanley's never had so much fun! But after a couple of weeks something is missing, and Stanley realizes that partying alone has lost its thrill.

978-1-55337-768-9 | Aug 1, 2004
List Price: USD $8.99, CAD $9.99
4-color 10 x 9 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-5253-0977-9 | Jan 1, 2003
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

Educational Resources

Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“Slavin's polished paintings of Stanley's antics and Bailey's confident, breezy story add up to a triumphant cautionary tale that will leave both adults and kid laughing.”
— Kirkus Reviews, February 2003
“This is first-class entertainment all the way, with a last line - “If you don't believe me, ask your dog” - that's cheekiness itself.”
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, February 2003
“This humorous story makes an ideal read-aloud. Dog lovers and party animals alike will howl with delight.”
— School Library Journal, July 2003
“This is a funny, delightful book ... even if you're not a fan of real dogs, this book is a riot.”
— Quill & Quire Starred Review, January 2003
2011 - Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, Oregon Reading Association, Short-listed
2007 - Ministry of Education Time to Read, Winner
2006 - SMART Award, Winner
2006 - Child Magazine Best Children's Book Award, Winner
2006 - California Library Association Young Reader Medal, Short-listed
2005 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards, Winner
2005 - Georgia Picture Storybook Award, Winner
2005 - Chocolate Lily Award, Winner
2004 - Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2004 - Book of the Year Award - Silver Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner
2004 - Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature, Winner
2004 - Tiny Torgi Literary Award, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Winner
2004 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Winner
2004 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, Winner
2004 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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