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Stanleys Toolbox
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Stanley’s Toolbox

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by William Bee

Cool tools combine with friendship, kindness, and teamwork for Stanley’s youngest fans and future gearheads.

Stanley the hamster is helping Little Woo fix up his treehouse. They need to build a ladder, fix the roof, and hang some pictures. But Stanley also has a surprise―what could it be?

William Bee offers an early introduction to tools commonly found at home—everything from a drill, hammer, and nails to a sander and even a glue gun. Each tool is shown in action with bold colorful illustrations in the context of a sweet, simple story about a treehouse refresh, and the surprise ending will have readers exclaiming “Aww!” Vivid endpapers will delight young readers who want to explore and identify different tools.

The sturdy Stanley board book series, focused on early childhood education concepts, 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.

Format: Board Book
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-187-4
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Page Count: 18
Size: 6-3/4″ x 6-3/4″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
Themes: Community, Tools, Friendship
BISAC 1: JUV002180 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
BISAC 2: JUV036000 JUVENILE FICTION / Technology / General
BISAC 3: JUV015010 JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities

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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.