Stanley’s Lunch Box
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by William Bee
Everyone’s favorite hard-working hamster Stanley introduces young readers to simple food concepts as he fills up his lunch box with healthy food. From William Bee’s Stanley series.
★ “With a cheerful, observant voice, Bee models different social interactions, like apologizing, for children to imitate. Simple, clear-cut characters and detailed objects are easily identifiable in their bold, unfiltered colors.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
Join hamster Stanley as he visits his local market to shop for items he needs to fill up his lunch box. He’ll get bread from Gabriel, cheese from Hattie, and fruit from George. What will Stanley make for his lunch?
An early introduction to healthy eating and the concept of identifying food groups, Stanley’s Lunch Box will appeal to Stanley’s youngest fans.
The sturdy Stanley board book series will appeal to toddlers, preschoolers, and fans of Lucy Cousins’ Maisy. It’s a great stepping-stone to William Bee’s beloved series of padded picture books featuring Stanley and his rodent friends as they explore jobs and careers, vehicles, daily routines, and what it means to be part of a community.
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Publication Date: 3/1/2021
Page Count: 18
Size: 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Themes: Fruits, Vegetables, Community, Friendship
BISAC 1: JUV009080 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Words
BISAC 2: JUV050000 JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food
BISAC 3: JUV002180 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
“With a cheerful, observant voice, Bee models different social interactions, like apologizing, for children to imitate. Simple, clear-cut characters and detailed objects are easily identifiable in their bold, unfiltered colors.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“A sense of order and balance pervades the book. Along with the simultaneously published and equally charming Stanley’s Toy Box, here’s an amiable addition to this popular board book series.” —Booklist
“The lovingly rendered animal characters and bustling market scenes have an undeniable charm…. Stanley and his anthropomorphized friends have dignity, good humor, and a solid lesson for children…. Lunch is more delicious when shared with people we love.” —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.