Stanley Goes Fishing
Grandpa loved fishing and if you let him he would bend your ears for hours with stories of his fishing expeditions. His stories were legendary struggles between man and animal. With arms expanded Grandpa would size up these monstrous creatures that snapped his fishing rods like twig. Grandpa’s walls were adorned with photos of fish that had lost their battle with Grandpa. Successful catches were photographed and eaten. Keep reading…
This week we are going to take a look at the last in the series of Stanley adventures written and illustrated by Craig Frazier, Stanley Goes Fishing.
Early one morning, Stanley had just one thing on his mind… fishing. Rowing his boat up stream, Stanley casts his line into the deep blue water and patiently waits for the fish to bite. He waits, waits, and waits some more but not a single bite. Always thinking outside the box, Stanley casts his line skywards. It isn’t long before he catches a fish, then another and another. With buckets of overflowing fishes Stanley dumps all the fish into the stream and rows his boat home.
Once again Stanley’s creative approach to problem solving will spark the imagination of readers. Like the two previous books (Stanley Goes for a Drive and Stanley Mows the Lawn) the story of Stanley’s newest adventure is simple and surreal. Stanley Goes Fishing is probably the most colourful in the series. The style is still crisp and clean but there is an array of eye-popping colours. Side by side, all three books look stunning and are worth adding to any book collection.
Stanley Goes Fishing, a children’s book review by Thao Lam
Author and Illustrator Craig Frazier
Keeping up with Craig Frazier can be exhausting…
Publisher Chronicle Books (March 1, 2006)