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Stanleys School
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Stanley’s School

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by William Bee

It’s another busy day at Stanley’s School!

Ding, ding, ding! It’s time for school with teachers Stanley and Hattie. Stanley takes roll and reads a story to students Little Woo, Sophie, and Benjamin. Outside, everyone has fun in the garden, and Stanley’s lemonade and Hattie’s lovely fruit salad are delicious snacks for lunch right before a nice nap. Things get a little messy during art time, though . . . uh-oh!

Stanley’s School invites young readers to explore everyday preschool or kindergarten classroom activities within a simple, comfortable story. With bold, bright illustrations and adorable characters, it’s a fitting tale for little ones becoming familiar with a daily school routine.

William Bee’s beloved Stanley series – perfect for Maisy fans – features adorable hardworking hamster Stanley and his community of rodent friends as they work different jobs and help each other along the way. The sturdy padded picture book format is ideal for readers at a transitional age between board books and picture books, and the books are trusted models of 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: 978-1-68263-070-9
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-3/4″ x 8-3/4″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
F&P: I, Gr 1, Genre F
Lexile: AD490L
Themes: School, Learning, Community, Play
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 the hamster welcomes a cast of preschool rodents to his school as they enjoy a day of fun and learning together…. Bee isn’t afraid to break gender stereotypes… Fans of the gentle hamster will want to know: What occupation will Stanley tackle next?” —Kirkus Reviews

“Cheerful… An engaging addition to any preschool library collection.” —School Library Journal

“Order, balance, and contentment seem fundamental to the charm of the amiable series for young children…. A pleasing addition to this popular series.” —Booklist

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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.