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”.
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.
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:
Labels: Blog Tours, Early Literacy, Early Readers, Fall 2014, Hamster, Picture books, Stanley, Stanley the Builder, William Bee