by William Bee
Can Stanley fix all the cars in his garage today?
Stanley is working at his garage. From filling up Hattie’s red speedster with gas to changing the tire on Shamus and Little Woo’s blue station wagon, it sure is a busy day. As his friends each come in with their car problems, Stanley knows just what to do to get them back on the road.
William Bee’s wonderful series featuring Stanley, an adorable hamster, is great for readers at a transitional age between board books and picture books. Stanley’s Garage will appeal to young children wanting to know about occupations and machines.
Publication Date: 9/1/2014
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-3/4″ x 8-3/4″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Themes: Community, How Things Work, Occupations
BISAC 1: JUV002180 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
BISAC 2: JUV006000 JUVENILE FICTION / Business, Careers, Occupations
BISAC 3: JUV023000 JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life
“Stanley and his fellow rodents are adorable … [L]ittle listeners are sure to come back to Stanley over and over, as he explores jobs and uses equipment sure to pique their interest.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“These simple books are great choices for younger kids to start looking at jobs, identifying colors, and hanging out with Stanley and his mice friends.” ―School Library Journal
“The spare, easy-to-parse digital illustrations (rounded angles and dots for eyes) feature lots of white space, thick black outlines, and judicious use of bright colors.” ―Horn Book Guide
“Engaging stories that not only entertain but also introduce real-world concepts in an easy to understand manner.” ―5 Minutes for Mom
“Perfect for librarians looking for books about community helpers for the very young.” ―Early Word
“A perfect little series of little books for little doers.” ―Tales Told Tall
Best Children’s Books of the Year (Starred) ―Bank Street College of Education, 2015
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Meet the Author/Illustrator
William Bee is an artist and commercial designer who has worked for renowned fashion houses, including Issay Miyake and Paul Smith. As well as writing children’s picture books and board books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home tends his lawns and meadow. He lives in England. You can visit his website here.