Tuesday, October 25, 2016
BOARD BOOKS: Stanley's Shapes/Stanley's Colors by William Bee
ABOUT THE BOOK
Its another busy day for Stanley and friends. Stanley and Little Woo are learning about colors and vehicles. There's a red car, a yellow motorbike, and even a pink balloon!
Stanley is an adorable little hamster who actively travels around in his variously colored vehicles. The colors are bright and appealing and sure to catch a youngster's eye. The variety of vehicles provides another fun part of the story. Stanley fixes his red car, delivers a flower in his orange truck, and loves riding his yellow motorcycle among other things. There is much to talk about here with a young child providing an enjoyable reading experience that also helps children learn to start thinking and talking about what they read. I loved the last page which shows all the different vehicles and colors and asks the child to identify as many as they can.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Its another busy day for Stanley and friends. Stanley and Little Woo are on vacation learning about shapes. Join them as they spot circles, squares, triangles, and more!
Stanley and Little Woo go on vacation while learning about rectangles, triangles, and circles. Their suitcases are rectangles, the tent is a triangle, the golf shop's window is a square, and the wheels on the bicycles are circles. I appreciate the fact that the book introduces shapes in the context of a simple story. This provides plenty of materials for multiple readings as children notice different things as they read. One thing I love about this sort of board book is the potential for discussing the different parts of the story, the shapes, the vacation activities, etc. And then on the ride home, all the shapes can be found in Stanley's car giving children and parents a chance to recognize all the shapes at once. This book can provide an enjoyable reading experience for parent and child.