The Resource Stanley the farmer, William Bee

Stanley the farmer, William Bee

Label
Stanley the farmer
Title
Stanley the farmer
Statement of responsibility
William Bee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's going to be a busy day down on Stanley's Farm! From plowing the field, to planting the seeds, to harvesting the wheat, Stanley and his friends Shamus and Little Woo have a lot to do"--
Member of
Character
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Kindergarten Farmer Stanley drives a tractor through the field while his helpers spread manure, plant seeds, and water them. After the wheat grows, they use a combine to cut the stalks and separate the grain from the straw. A baling machine completes the job. Stanley goes home for his supper, bath, and bedtime. “Goodnight, Stanley.” Each volume in the appealing Stanley the Hamster series shows Stanley in a different occupation, but he is always the same sturdy fellow, taking satisfaction in a job well done. Young children will enjoy the simple story as well as the bold, black lines and flat colors of the digital illustrations. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 02-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 11)
  • PreS-K — Growing wheat is not easy work. In fact, it is so difficult that Stanley the hamster needs the help of his mole friends, Shamus and Little Woo. Together they pull the plow, spread manure, drive the tractor, pour seeds into a hopper, water twice a day, scare away birds, and drive a combine. The result is a productive day, some beautiful wheat, and an exhausted Stanley. Teamwork has paid off again. Bee's latest Stanley book introduces some rudimentary farming concepts and vocabulary. The simple story is brightly illustrated with bold, digitally rendered images. Emphasized with thick black lines, the characters are easy to follow through the narration and the pictures. VERDICT This first taste of farming will be loved by parents and children alike and is a great addition to any early years collection.—Megan Egbert, Meridian Library District, ID --Megan Egbert (Reviewed February 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 2, p61)
  • A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm.Clear, bright graphics depict a red tractor emerging from a barn, along with the words "Where is Stanley? He is going to be very busy today on his farm." Observant readers who have noticed Stanley's pink nose on the cover and title page will also be able to spot said nose poking out of the barn door. So far, so good. The next page shows Stanley on the tractor, atop a simple, effective depiction of soil. The ensuing text teaches agricultural vocabulary and techniques to the toddler set, though without a whole lot of flair. "Stanley pulls the green plow with his red tractor." Later: "He uses his big green combine. The grain goes into the sacks, and the straw comes out of the back." Friends Shamus—a mole, perhaps?—and Little Woo, a smaller version of Shamus, help with such activities as spreading manure ("smelly work!"), watering and baling. Patterns of sticklike wheat turning from green to yellow are attractive inclusions. The book ends with the same confusing implication as the beginning: that everything inside the pages represents one day, instead of one growing season, in Stanley's life. A reference to twice-daily watering is not enough to counteract this. Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2014)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10405037
Cataloging source
JBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bee, William
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Stanley books (William Bee)
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farm life
  • Hamsters
  • Farmers
  • Rodents
Target audience
primary
Label
Stanley the farmer, William Bee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781561458035
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2014006502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903644219
Label
Stanley the farmer, William Bee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781561458035
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2014006502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903644219

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