Mysterious noises keep waking up the Wimbledon family. That's very odd, says Mr. Wimbledon each time, but when he returns from checking on the sounds, he's always reassuring: It's only Stanley; he's fixing the oil tank. It's only Stanley; he's clearing the bathtub drain.
But what Stanley the dog is actually doing while his oblivious family goes back to bed is deliciously absurd: he's turning the house into a rocket ship to zoom himself and his family to another planet for an alien encounter. This is a perfect rhyming read-aloud for fans of irreverent tales like Click Clack Moo and I Want My Hat Back.