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It's only Stanley - Jon Agee
  • Age 4+
  • 280 x 216mm
  • 32pp
  • HB: £12.99: ISBN 978-1-912650-46-0
  • PB: £7.99: ISBN 978-1-912650-47-7
  • World ex US and Canada
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It's only Stanley

Jon AgeeClick here for biography

Whoever heard of a dog who can sing, cook and do DIY around the house? He makes a lot of noise and mess, but he’s forgiven as he does mend the TV. Not until the very end do we or the hapless Wimbledon family see just exactly what Stanley the dog has been planning all along!

Praise for this book:

'Jon Agee is back with his inimitable brand of humour and philosophy. This book will go on to be a firm favourite with children (and their read-aloud adults)...Oh, it’s fun, this book. Absurd, silly, laugh-out-loud funny. Perfect for a read-aloud. Perfect for guessing what happens next. Agee has done it again.' Just Imagine

'I’m sure if you share this with youngsters, arguments will ensue about whether the canine character is conscientious, crazed, or certifiable... What a satisfying read aloud for both listeners and adult presenters.' Red Reading Hub

'Jon Agee's rhyming text sets a brisk pace in this immensely enjoyable picturebook, but it's the interaction between words and pictures (and deadpan humour) that really makes this book sing.' Books for Keeps

'Jon Agee's brilliantly inventive and funny rhyming picture book is a perfect repeat read. The rhymes are unexpected and original.' Booktrust

'With a rhyme that romps from start to finish, a feast of visual and verbal wit, an addictive sense of fun that imbues every page, and its warm celebration of family loyalty and togetherness, this is Agee at his quirkiest and playful best!' Lancashire Evening Post

'Jon Agee imbues this picture book with his usual dry humour, leaning herein towards the utterly absurd ... What a satisfying read aloud for both listeners and adult presenters.' Red Reading Hub

'Lyrical rhymes, excellent illustrations and humour will keep me coming back to read this again and again' My Shelves are Full Blog

'Ideal for reluctant emerging readers.' The School Reading List


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