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Stanley the Farmer

by William Bee

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It’s another busy day for Stanley and friends on the farm!

“This first taste of farming will be loved by parents and children alike.” ―School Library Journal

From plowing the field, to planting and watering the seeds, to harvesting the wheat—all on his trusty red tractor, big green combine, blue baler, and trailer—Stanley the hamster has a lot to do on his farm. Luckily, his friends Shamus and Little Woo lend a helping hand. And at the end of a day of hard work, Stanley returns home where it’s “Time for supper! Time for a bath! And time for bed!”

Perfect for fans of Lucy Cousins’ Maisy series, Stanley the Farmer by William Bee is a simple yet engaging look at how farmers grow and harvest crops. It’s chock-full of equipment, tools, and vehicles and features bold, brightly colored illustrations with thick black outlines that are perfect for a young audience. It ends with a familiar, comforting bedtime refrain that puts little ones in the mind to go to sleep.

The sturdy padded picture book format is ideal for readers at a transitional age between board books and picture books, and the Stanley books are trusted models for basic preschool concepts such as colors and shapes, kindness and teamwork, community helpers, jobs and careers, vehicles, and daily routines.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-803-5
Publication Date: 3/1/2015
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-3/4″ x 8-3/4″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
F&P: GRL I, Gr 1, Genre F
Lexile: AD380L
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: JUV025000  JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life

Reviews

“This first taste of farming will be loved by parents and children alike and is a great addition to any early years collection.” ―School Library Journal

“Young children will enjoy the simple story as well as the bold, black lines and flat colors of the digital illustrations.” ―Booklist

“Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort” ―Kirkus Reviews

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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.