Reader Reviewed Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up? by Rob Stevens
  

Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?

Written by Rob Stevens

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February 2015 Book of the Month A touching and funny story about thirteen year old Stanley wrestling with his insecurities and his place in his family. Stanley is adopted and, although he knows his parents love him very much, he is also aware that he doesn’t have the superstar status of some sons. So, when Stanley’s real mother suddenly gets in touch, Stanley decides to send someone in his place to meet her. Stanley learns the hard way that he is just as worthwhile as anyone else out there!

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this book.  You can read their reviews below.

  • Georgie Docwra, age 9 - 'I read this book in one evening and enjoyed it very much! It is very funny and is packed full of hilarious jokes.' Read full review >
  • Daisy Theobald, age 12 - 'I loved this book it was funny and sad...I would give this book 9 out of 10 stars because it was amazing but I wish it was longer!' Read full review >
  • Sidney Greenslade, age 11 - 'A touching and funny story about how love is more than skin deep...10/10 for this book, it was great.' Read full review >
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'This book was quite sad in places but there were also some really funny bits too...This was a really great story, with an even greater message...' Read full review >
  • Alex, age 8 - 'Not really my sort of book but it was ok. Give it a go!' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'An emotional, heartfelt and amusing story. Will Stanley find his self-confidence and his real mother in this feel-good tale?' Read full review >
  • Isaac, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this book because it was hilarious and brought a smile to my face.' Read full review >
  • Adiella Norridge, age 11 - 'Most suited for older children who enjoy novels about modern-day life and its problems, this entertaining story is plot-driven rather than concentrating on detail or evoking atmosphere.' Read full review >
  • Joseph Kinder, age 11 - 'This is an excellent book and it is suitable for ages nine and upwards... it does deal with some complicated issues that some very young children might find challenging.' Read full review >
  • Bethany Urquhart, age 8 - 'I liked the vocabulary the author used. It was very exotic. The way the author describes it paints a picture of what is happening.' Read full review >
  • Isaac East, age 8 - 'I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend it if you want to read something a little bit different.' Read full review >
  • Tom Greenan, age 9 - 'I didn’t like it because it’s not my kind of book. It has some funny things in it and the story was quite believable.' Read full review >

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Synopsis

Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up? by Rob Stevens

Stanley 'Carrot' Harris is ginger, tubby and definitely not cool. And he has a secret: he's adopted, and this makes him feel like he's never quite fitted in. On his thirteenth birthday, he receives the one thing he's been waiting his whole life for: a card from his long-lost birth mother, asking to meet up. But Stanley isn't sure: what if he's a big disappointment to her? So he hatches a plan - and he's going to need a stand-in Stanley, someone who is handsome, sporty and God's Gift to Mothers. What Stanley doesn't realise is he's about to have the most confusing time of his life ...just who is the real Stanley Carrot? It is perfect for readers aged 11+.

Reviews

Touching and funny story about thirteen year old Stanley wrestling with his insecurities and his place in his family. * Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading * I read this book in one evening and enjoyed it very much! It is very funny and is packed full of hilarious jokes. * Georgie, age 9 for lovereading.co.uk * I devoured the story in one sitting ... One minute you will be crying tears of joy and the next weeping tears of sadness. * Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books blog * Heart-warming and charming and funny and hopeful and original and just utterly perfect. * Blog of a Bookaholic * Truly funny story. Heart-warming. * Books for Keeps *

About the Author

Rob Stevens

Rob Stevens combines being an author with a job as a British Airways Captain, doing much of his writing in hotels around the world. He grew up in Bournemouth and studied Engineering at Cambridge University before training to be a pilot.

He lives on the Dorset coast with his wife and two young sons.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 11 years

Author

Rob Stevens
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

5th February 2015

ISBN

9781783442287

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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