September 26, 2011
Come Meet Stanley Seagull While He's Visiting
by Cynthia Lay
Stanley Seagull is on tour this month and Yankee Texan Mom is very happy to have him as a visitor! Stanley Seagull is the story of a young seagull named Stanley and it follows him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. In his journey, he learns how humans affect the balance of nature. The book was written by Cathy Mazur and is illustrated by Colleen Gedrich.
I read this book with my daughter Gwen who is three and she LOVED it! The story is easy to follow and, although she didn’t sit through the whole story, she did come back to finish it later. (My daughter rarely sits through a book in one sitting.) We both enjoyed the story and the beautiful illustrations. You don’t have to take my word for it though – you can take a peek here in this preview.
I enjoyed this book because I felt that it was teaching more than one lesson in a subtle way. It was easy to point out to my daughter that Stanley ended up with a problem because he hadn’t listened to some warnings. As a parent, I appreciate books that offer multiple lessons so that I have the flexibility to focus on different areas. It also makes the book more interesting for my daughter.
Stanley Seagull is on tour for the whole month and you can find out more at Tribute Books. If you are interested in purchasing the book, it is available in several formats and can be purchased through iTunes, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.