Friday, September 2, 2011

Blog Tour: Stanley Seagull by Cathy Mazur and Colleen Gedrich

Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.


While reading this book I definitely had my children in mind. What parts would they like the most? What pictures would they want to look at just a little longer before turning to the next page? This is a sweet story with super cute illustrations.

Poor Stanley Seagull gets himself into a pickle by not listening or paying attention to what he is told. Luckily, with some help, he eventually finds his way back home. I felt so bad for Stanley getting stuck in the dirty, smelly landfill when all he really wants is to go back to the beautiful beaches and open skies he calls home.

This book presents a great opportunity to share time reading with very small kids and also to discuss some of the themes in the book with ones that are a bit older. It would be perfect to read together with your kids before bed.

And if you are wondering which picture my kids would like the most, it's probably the one where a hotdog gets snatched off the grill. :-)

To learn more about this book visit:

Author Cathy Mazur (left) and Illustrator Colleen Gedrich (right).

Publication Date: June 27, 2011

Genre: Children's Fiction, Picture Book

Source: Thank you to Tribute Books for letting me participate in this tour!

1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Jackie, I gotta tell you that hot dog picture is a popular one with kids. I mean who wouldn't root for a mischievous seagull with an appetite for Oscar Mayer?

Thanks again for taking the time to read and post about Stanley's adventures. We appreciate your support of his book.