HarperCollins Publishers is excited to be publishing Stanley The Dog: The First Day of School, the debut picture book from radio and TV personality and two-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Bobby Bones. Inspired by Bones’ real-life bulldog, Stanley The Dog: The First Day of School is a hilarious and heartfelt story about a bulldog pup named Stanley and his adventures during his first day of school.
“I’m pumped to finally share more about my upcoming children’s book,” Bones said. “It follows our bulldog Stanley as he navigates his first day of school jitters and being himself in a brand-new situation. True to real-life Stanley, there are plenty of antics along the way! My hope through writing this book is that it will serve as reminder to kids that it’s okay to not fit in with the crowd; your differences are what make you so special.” As part of the book launch, Bones will be making a donation to the dog rescue Wags & Walks Nashville. In addition, follow Bones on Instagram to receive a limited edition, custom designed, signed bookplate for your copy of Stanley The Dog.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Bobby and Stanley on their first-ever children’s picture book,” said David Linker, Executive Editor at HarperCollins Publishers. “I think kids will find Stanley’s story about surviving and thriving during his first day of school both heartwarmingly hilarious and doggedly reassuring. I can’t wait to share their story with the world.”
Stanley The Dog: The First Day of School is the perfect companion to soothe back-to-school jitters and welcome in a new chapter for kids and parents. In the vein of Bad Dog, Marley!, and Enzo Races in the Rain, Stanley The Dog: The First Day of School follows the irrepressible antics of Bobby’s pup, Stanley, who is anxious about his first day of school. 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. He’s never had to make new friends before. But when disaster strikes, Stanley realizes all he needs to do is be himself to save the day.