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"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 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 int 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.