I don’t know about your children, but Monkey loves stickers. I always have a sticker book with me these days when we’re out and about. When we received Stop Sticking, Stan! recently I did have a quiet chuckle to myself. Stop Sticking, Stan! is written and illustrated by Nicola Killen and was published through Egmont UK last month.
Stan is a little boy who gets quite obsessed with collecting things. Monkey and I can relate to that, although Stan’s collections of coat hangers, odd socks and buttons is a bit more eclectic than Monkey’s digger and tractors!
Stan’s Mum gives him a sticker for tidying up his bedroom. After a month of good behaviour, she gives Stan a bumper pack of stickers. This is an action she is soon to regret.
Stan’s latest obsession takes over, he wants to put stickers on everything – and does!
When everything is covered in stickers Stan’s parents have had enough. Stan realises that things aren’t so much fun covered in stickers; he can’t watch the TV or read a book. He decided to peel off every single sticker – but where will he put them?
Let me just say that the answer to that question leads to yet another obsession!
Monkey and I have chuckled our way through this book. The illustrations are colourful and full of detail. I have had to tell Monkey that putting stickers on walls, doors and the like wouldn’t go down too well with Daddy P!
At the end of this picture book is a sheet of stickers – a reward for every little book-worm.