Stanley’s Opposites

by William Bee
Illustrated by William Bee
It’s another busy day for Stanley and Little Woo as they explore opposites!  
Price: $6.95
  • ISBN: 9781561459773
  • Publication date: 08/01/2017
  • Page Count: 20
  • Size: 6" x 6"
  • Age Range: 2-6


It’s another busy day for Stanley and Little Woo as they explore opposites!

“Kids will be asking for these by name.” ―School Library Journal

Travel through a day with Stanley and Little Woo as they compare differences in number, time, size, and location – “Little Woo is in the water. Stanley is out of the water.” “Stanley’s paint can is full. Oh dear…Little Woo’s is empty!” The book fittingly begins with Stanley waking up and ends with the hard-working hamster back in bed for the night. Written and illustrated by William Bee, the book boasts his signature cheerful, colorful art bordered in bold black outline.

This sturdy 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.

Don’t miss any of the titles in the Stanley series!


William Bee

Author and 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 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.


“Kids will be asking for these by name.” ―School Library Journal

“The book’s sharp design and playful humor will hit the spot with Stanley’s fans.” ―Publishers Weekly

“[A] winning vocabulary builder for young readers… The many unrelated contrasts in this companion volume afford even greater opportunity for whimsy and variety in the illustrations….should give youngsters plenty about which to babble.” ―Kirkus Reviews


Resources: Activity Kit

Series Activity Kit

More Details

Lexile: 230L
Themes: Animals, Community, Opposites
BISAC 1: JUV009040 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Opposites
BISAC 2: JUV002180 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
BISAC 3: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play