Meet Stanely. He's preparing his train for a special day. Got your ticket? All aboard! Chuff, chuff, chuff... Off we go!
by William Bee
* Ages: 3-7
* Grade Level: 1-3
* Series: Stanley
* Hardcover: 32 pages
* Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
* Pub. Date: August 1, 2019
* Language: English
“While the text is brief and straightforward, the story charms with its childlike details… The distinctive illustrations make excellent use of the broad white backgrounds, strong black lines, and flat colors. A lovable choice for young railway fans.” ―Booklist
Unwrapping the Story
This story will delight little train enthusiasts I'm sure. Stanley, the train driver, is up early preparing for another busy day. He oils and greases all the moving parts and his cohort Charlie shovels coal into the firebox. Wherever could they be headed?
Their friends board the train carrying a beach ball, a toy boat, and an inner tube. Can you guess their destination?
You will love the clever little guinea pig who stars in other books in the series. The illustrations are bold, colourful and animate the text. After a busy day of activities the train heads back home.
"But it's over too soon, and everyone heads back to the train.
Stanley and Charlie shovel the coal, pull the levers... and very quietly blow the whistle while everyone snoozes. Peep."
Then at last it's Stanely turn to pamper himself before it's time for him to go bed and get some well-deserved sleep. This is a lovely little book with a message about caring, friendships and of course ... TRAINS! Storywraps gives it hugs of approval!
Storywrap Rating - 5+++ HUGS!!!!!
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.
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