Project Description

Series Activity Kit

Stanley’s Diner

by William Bee

Visit the Stanley Fan Page

Stanley is cooking for some hungry customers today!

Eggs and pancakes, coming right up! Stanley is cooking for all the hungry customers who come into his diner, while Hattie takes their orders. Then Stanley serves up a special cake – but whose birthday are they celebrating?

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 Diner will appeal to young children wanting to know about occupations and machines.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-56145-802-8
Publication Date: 9/1/2015
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: AD290L
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’s new story line of working in the kitchen will appeal to any preschooler who plays house or pretends to cook.” ―School Library Journal

“The low-key blotting, squarish format, and thickly outlined illustrations in flat colors favorably recall Lucy Cousins’s books about mouse Maisy, who may have met in Stanley her congenial match.” ―Horn Book Guide

“[The Stanley series has] steadily gained a following among young children, who respond to the capable protagonist, his dependable daily routine, and his varied career choices.” ―Booklist Online

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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.