by Jon Agee

Fans of Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers will love this mischievously funny read-aloud from award-winning author/illustrator Jon Agee

Mysterious noises keep waking up the Wimbledon family. "That's very odd," says Mr. Wimbledon each time, but when he returns from checking on the sounds, he's always reassuring: "It's only Stanley; he's fixing the oil tank." "It's only Stanley; he's clearing the bathtub drain."

But what Stanley the dog is actually doing while his oblivious family goes back to bed is deliciously absurd: he's turning the house into a rocket ship to zoom himself and his family to another planet for an alien encounter. This is a perfect rhyming read-aloud for fans of irreverent tales like Click Clack Moo and I Want My Hat Back.

2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Honor Book

It's Only Stanley

  • About The Author I grew up in Nyack, New York, just up the street from the Hudson River. In our house, there was always an art project going on. I visit schools across the country and sometimes around the globe. I live with my wife, Audrey, in San Francisco. ISBN-13: 9780803739079 Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group Publication date: 3/17/2015 Pages: 32 Age range: 5 - 8 Years - Humorous Stories - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General - Animals | Dogs - Stories in rhyme -Humorous stories - Dogs