Meet Stanley, an adorable an industrious hamster, who makes his debut on this side of the pond this month! Author/ illustrator William Bee has created a charming cast of character who live in a busy world in this new series. Young readers transitioning from board books to picture books will gravitate to his bold illustrations and simple text that tell stories of occupations and machines. School Library Journal also recommends this series as early readers for “slightly older children”.
When Myrtle buys a plot of land, she asks Stanley to build her a new house. He works step by step—from clearing the site with a bulldozer, to pouring the foundation, to painting the finished house in Myrtle’s favorite colors. Luckily, Charlie helps out too. Building houses is hard work, but all three friends are happy with a job well done.
Kirkus Reviews comments, “ Stanley and his fellow rodents are adorable, their dot eyes and line mouths expressing emotion, though without much nuance. Nonetheless, little listeners are sure to come back to Stanley over and over, as he explores jobs and uses equipment sure to pique their interest.” We hope you like Stanley, too!
Get to know Stanley and his friends on this blog tour:
Monday 9/1- Green Bean Teen Queen
Wednesday 9/3- Chat with Vera
Friday 9/5- The Fourth Musketeer