While furious, Stanley knows that he must be nice to his new sibling. He greets her with a friendly sniff...and she promptly whacks his nose with her paw. Stanley cannot believe what the cat has done!
Letting out a series of barks, Stanley begins chasing the cat around the room. His parents are not pleased. The next day, he decides that he will win the cantankerous cat over by licking her. This gesture of friendliness is also rejected. Will Stanley ever find a way to befriend the furry feline?
I really enjoyed this book. Bailey creates characters that are both realistic and hilarious. Stanley is reminiscent of Doug from Disney's Up! Being the owner of five rescue dogs and three cats, I can totally relate to the relationship between Stanley and the cat. New pet introductions are always an adventure.
Bill Slavin's illustrations are larger than life and full of heart. The images truly leap off of the page.
Children will delight in the hilarious and heartwarming scenes that fill the book.
This is a wonderful read for children ages 3-7. Looking at the topic of relationships through the eyes of a dog and cat really makes the often tough subject attainable and fun to read. I think this book would also make a wonderful gift for children who are in the process of adopting a new pet.