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. Volume XII Number 15 . . . . March 31, 2006
Although he knows better, Stanley can not resist temptation. Longing for excitement beyond the realm of his fenced yard, Stanley begins a hole. Once free, Stanley rounds up his four friends for a great, leashless adventure. After exploring the streets, Stanley and his friends make an interesting discovery. Stanley's hair stands on end when he and his doggy pals discover a flat red and black thing with wheels. His nosing about accidentally sets the "thing" rolling. He leaps aboard to stop it but instead gets the ride of his life. Once again, readers have the opportunity to be charmed by Stanley and Linda Bailey's clever humour.
Adopting the sensibility of a dog, Bailey has created another wonderfully amusing tale about Stanley and his personified canine pals. The simple use of language is well suited to the simple, linear thoughts of the dogs. It is easy to imagine our own four legged friends engaged in a similar exploit! Slavin's illustrations are a treat to examine. The acrylic artwork reveals hilarious doggie expressions and postures.
Christina Neigel is an Instructor in the Library and Information Technology Program at the University College of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC.
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