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Stanley the Dog: The First Day of School

Stanley the Dog: The First Day of School

by Bobby Bones

Unabridged — 7 minutes

Bobby Bones
Stanley the Dog: The First Day of School

Stanley the Dog: The First Day of School

by Bobby Bones

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Bobby Bones

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Overview

From the award-winning radio and TV personality and beloved two-time New York Times bestselling author Bobby Bones, Stanley the Dog: The First Day of School is a hilarious and heartfelt new book about a bulldog pup named Stanley and his adventures on the first day of school.

Today is Stanley's first day of school-and he really doesn't want to go. Stanley would rather dawdle in bed and dither over which collar to wear than get on the school bus. With his stomach turning into tighter knots by the minute, Stanley's worried whether a bulldog like him will ever fit in with the other pups at school.

For one thing, Stanley doesn't know any of the school rules. He rolls when he's supposed to sit. Barks when he's supposed to stay. And worst of all, he doesn't know how to make friends. But when disaster strikes, maybe all Stanley needs to do is be himself in order save the day?

Inspired by Bobby Bones's own real-life bulldog puppy, Stanley the Dog: The First Day of School will remind every reader about the challenges of trying new things and the value of staying true to yourself.



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"This is an accessible story that will help young children ­transition to the expectations of school, especially when they are feeling trepidation themselves." — School Library Journal

School Library Journal

08/01/2022

PreS-K—It is the first day of school, and Stanley the bulldog is not excited about going. Stanley has no appetite for breakfast, and he ends up stumbling off the bus with the other students. Luckily, there is a nice cat who helps Stanley navigate the challenges of his first day, befriending him despite his uneasiness. Upon arriving home, Stanley is able to relax and settle in, only to realize with disappointment that he has another school day ahead of him tomorrow. This lighthearted picture book convincingly captures the many emotions that come with a child's first day of school and presents them in a way that is at once comfortingly familiar and distant enough to reflect upon. Stanley is nervous, but he is also desperate to prove his skills to his new teacher and classmates, just as many children are when entering school. Digitally rendered illustrations depict a variety of dogs within a familiar school setting, which adds to the charm of this comical tale. Bright colors and dynamic images make the book well suited to be read aloud, and the expressive canine faces make each character delightfully approachable. Children will be inspired to support and encourage Stanley and one another as they consider the feelings described in this book. VERDICT This is an accessible story that will help young children transition tothe expectations of school, especially when they are feeling trepidation themselves.—Mary R. Lanni

Product Details

BN ID: 2940176256123
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/14/2022
Edition description: Unabridged
Age Range: Up to 4 Years

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