Stanley is working at his garage. From filling up Hattie's red speedster with gas to changing the tire on Shamus and Little Woo's blue station wagon, it sure is a busy day. As his friends each come in with their car problems, Stanley knows just what to do to get them back on the road.
My thoughts: Have you fallen completely in love with Stanley yet? Stanley is now the owner of a Garage and he has lots of his neighbor's cars and trucks to take care of - especially Myrtle's.
Got a flat tire? Stanley will come where you're stranded and fix it for you. See he is fixing theirs by jacking the car up.
Stanley gets a call from Myrtle saying she is having problems with her little purple car. (Remember, Myrtle is the friend for whom Stanley built a house.) After taking his tow truck to where Myrtle is stranded, he "tows" her back to his garage so he can fix her car.
It takes lots of different tools to fix cars and trucks, and Stanley has lots of tools. Kids and Dads will have lots of fun naming all these different tools and talking about what to "fix" with each of them.
This is sure to be a good series for the young child because the illustrations are clear, pleasant, and the text is direct and simple. The book is fun, cute, enjoyable, and delightfully educational. I recommend you consider acquiring copies of the Stanley books for your library at home, school, or public.
There is a grand blog tour going on. Visit each and see what these bloggers, book lovers have to say about Stanley the Builder. Most will be hosting a giveaway, too. For whom will you try to win this cute book?
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About the author: 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 books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home tends his lawns and meadow. He lives in England.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Peachtree Publishing in exchange for this review but no paid compensation. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I was not required to give a positive review.