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Bigbook

"The Great Big Book of Everything" is a book owned by Stanley Griff in the 2001 series Stanley. It is a book on all kinds of animals, and it can be used to travel into the habitats of those animals and even bring the animals themselves out of the book and back. It is shown that Stanley's grandmother, being a witch, owns a copy. In fact, it was she who gave Stanley a copy for his fourth birthday.

The book is indexed by letter and sometimes when looking up animal Stanley and sometimes his friends will sing "The Alphabet Song." In other cases, a brief instrumental of the tune may be heard.

According to Stanley's Great Big Book of Everything Adventure, the book was first started in prehistoric times by a special caveman who drew a picture of a saber-tooth tiger (who posed for the picture) on a leaf with an early version of the pencil and put it in a stone book cover. Later in and at the time of ancient Egypt, an little Egyptian boy expanded the book by drawing a camel while riding one among others. The book grew more during the Middle Ages in medieval Europe as a princess drew info about horses (including the one that a knight was on). It was around the Golden Age of piracy that the book starts to develop its magical capabilities when a pirate and his parrot were studying whales using the book when the picture of a whale began to move and splash them with water. One day at the time of the Age of Enlightenment, a female scientist completed the book. Not only was the book dubbed "The Great Big Book of Everything" and the scientist and her assistant came up with the lyrics to the book's song they were also the very first people to travel into the book. This was how the book was created. Several copies of it were made, but few of them exist in the present, and they were only entrusted to the smartest, wisest, and bravest people (like Stanley).

In that special, Lionel accidentally gets sucked into the book, and when Stanley and Dennis go in to find him, Harry and Elsie argued over the book and caused all of the pages to fall out. Not only did it scramble the book's animals and their habitats, but until all the pages are put back in their correct place, nothing and no one was able to go in or out of the book. While Harry, Elsie, Marci, Mimi, and Lester put the pages back in order to restore the book, Stanley and Dennis continue their search for Lionel.

Song

Mentions of the book and getting the book cause a problem for Stanley's best friend and pet goldfish Dennis because it always gets his fellow pets Harry and Elsie's attention, and they always sing the book's theme song, which Dennis finds irritating.

The lyrics to the first half of the song always stays the same (but only when it comes to the book)*, while how the second half goes depends on what animal the episode is about.

The album version is longer, with more and original lyrics created for the album.

(* An alternate version is used when Stanley and whoever accompanies him is researching on the Internet.)

Lyrics

Harry:
Where do you go
When you need to know
And you've run up against a wall?

Elsie:
We know what to do
Let your fingers perrruse

Harry and Elsie:
That thick, beefy book with it all

Elsie:
With it all

Harry and Elsie:
It's The Great Big Book of Everything
With everything inside
See the world around us
This book's the perfect guide
With everything from A to zoo
Just by flipping through

Elsie:
Know how, show how
From kangaroo to moo cow
The scuttlebutt from soup to nuts

Harry, Elsie, and Stanley:
We can look it up

Harry:
Info, to go
From cockatoo to buffalo

Harry and Elsie:
All the scoop from A to zoo
Just by flipping through

It's The Great Big Book of Everything
With everything inside
See the world around us
This book's the perfect guide
Everything from A to zoo
Just by flipping through

Elsie:
Oh yeah.

Harry:
Uh huh. Ha ha ha. You go, girl!

Harry and Elsie:
We can look it up!

Elsie:
Yeah!
From your bow-wow

Harry:
To your meow

Elsie:
It's in the book

Harry and Elsie:
You bet!

In The Great Big Book of Everything
They fly and creep and crawl
Fur or fins or feathers
This book has got 'em all
It's The Great Big Book of Everything
With everything inside
See the world around us
This book's the perfect guide.

Harry:
Cockatoo? Gotta look that up.

It's The Great Big Book of Everything
With everything inside
See the world around us
This book's the perfect guide.

Now we're going online
To find out everything
We'll surf the Internet
For the answers it can bring

The World Wide Web's the way to go
To find the things we need to know.


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Media
Stanley
Characters
Stanley GriffDennisHarryElsieLionel GriffJoyce GriffMark GriffGrandma GriffPeekyLester GoldbergMarciMimiJaneWalterGreat Uncle StewRockin' RoryTashaMrs. GreenLittle DudeOscarMoeMr. GoldbergNancy GoldbergSamantha GoldbergMs. DiazMaxMollyCathy KirbyTheresa KirbyFarmer JulieBenHarriet
Episodes
Season One: "Up the Apple Tree / Kangaroo Clean-Up" • "Daddy Pride / Show-and-Tell Shark" • "Bearly Awake / The Eagle Has Landed" • "Watch Out for Lionels / Growing Pains" • "Frog Legs / Whoo's Afraid of the Dark?" • "Tiger Hunt / Monkey Bar Business" • "Camel Commotion / There's Snow Place Like Home" • "A Whale of a Song / Sloth for a Day" • "Busy Busy Octopus / Honest Ostrich" • "Dolphin Talk / Whole Lotta Snakin' Going On" • "Platypus Problems / Rabbit Habit" • "Savanna-Speeders! / Tyrannosaurus Wrecks" • "Hippo Helpers / Where's Stanley?" • "Penguin Party / Leave it to Beavers" • "The Joker / Baby Pictures" • "You've Got Pigeon Mail / It's a Prairie Dog's Life" • "Remembering with Elephants / Garbage Can Bandit" • "Little Dog Lost" • "Snow Monkey See, Snow Monkey Do / Sick Day Stanley" • "The Big Spill / Peekaboo Parrot" • "Gorilla Sleepover / Sea Lion Slip-Up" • "Worms at Work / Caterpillar Countdown" • "In a While, Crocodile / The Color of Stanley" • "Searching for Spring / Save the Bluebird!" • "The Pond Couple / Who's Afraid of Walter Wolf?" • "A Little Squirrel Music / A Boy's Best Friend is His Fish"

Season Two: "Ant Picnic / The Tooth About Teeth" • "Eel-lectricity / Roller Rhino" • "Keep 'Em Flying / Guess What's Coming for Dinner" • "The Really Real Dragon / A Billy Goat for Dad" • "Bloodhound Blues / Clock-a-Doodle-Doo!" • "Mistaken Mermaid / It Pays to Be a Pelican" • "Woodpecker Woes / P.U. Pup" • "Grandma Griff's Mystery Guest" • "Mockingbird Scat / Horsepower" • "Proud as a Peacock / Dances with Flamingos" • "Sunburn Stanley / Time for Toolfish" • "Web Weavers / Muddy Buddies" • "The Robbing Raven / Flashlight Fireflies" • "Mysterious Moe / Spelling Bee Situation" • "Follow the Lemur / Zebra Jigsaw" • "Hummingbird Humdinger / Koala Cuddle" • "Double-Duty Dad / Look Who's Helping" • "Tasmanian Tantrum / Sea Otter Safety" • "Going-Away Goose / Time to Climb!" • "Stanley's Super Spectacles / The Ugly Griffling" • "Doing Like Ducks / Speedy Does It" • "X-Ray X-tra! / Under the Umbrella Bird" • "I Scream for Ice Cream / Snack Savers" • "A Little Nightingale Music / Super Squirrel" • "Outfoxing Lionel / Jackrabbit Hide-and-Seek" • "Me and My Palfish / At the Zoo!"
Season Three: "Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up" • "To Catch a Hamster / Pearls of Wisdom" • "Living with Leopards / A Happy Chinese New Year" • "A Turkey of a Thanksgiving" • "The Way of the Buffalo / Follow That Falcon" • "Shell Game / Sheep and a Haircut" • "No News Like Snow Shoes / Ladybug, Ladybug" • "Curse of the Angry Coral / A Little Bird Told Me" • "Stanley's Great Big Book of Adventure"

Songs
My Man StanleyStep by StepThe Great Big Book of EverythingGoodnight, DennisSpring Has SprungEvery Day is Earth DayWhat Shall We BeWe're BatsBirds of a Feather

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