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Stanley’s Numbers

by William Bee

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It’s another busy day for Stanley and friends as they plan a party and learn to count!

“Simple line drawings, bright colors, and engaging animal characters make learning to count good fun in this charming board book.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Stanley and Little Woo are planning a party. Help them count the items they need for their guests.

Each page in this cheerful board book by William Bee features everyone’s favorite hard-working hamster Stanley and his buddy Little Woo as they learn numbers and gather the food, drinks, and décor that they’ll need for their festivities—“Stanley has one Jell-O salad,” “Stanley and Little Woo hang seven party flags.” All of the steps add up to a merry ending with friends! Number concepts are introduced within the context of a fun, simple story, which adds to its appeal.

Toddlers, preschoolers, and fans of Lucy Cousins’ Maisy will love this sturdy board book series. 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.

Format: Board Book
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-976-6
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
Page Count: 20
Size: 6″ x 6″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
Lexile: 350L
Themes: Animals, Community, Counting, Numbers
BISAC 1: JUV009030 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
BISAC 2: JUV002180 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
BISAC 3: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

Reviews

“Simple line drawings, bright colors, and engaging animal characters make learning to count good fun in this charming board book….the artwork and characters will engage budding mathematicians…. should give youngsters plenty about which to babble.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Kids will be asking for these by name.” ―School Library Journal

“Well designed and colorfully illustrated, this inviting book introduces numbers to young children.” ―Booklist

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

William Bee

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.