LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Sterling and the Canary

Written by Andy Stanton

Illustrated by Ross Collins

Sterling and the Canary Synopsis

Hilarious comedy with canary sound effects from the top selling author of the Mr Gum books. Sterling Thaxton is in love. In love with Lizzie Harris - the beautiful new girl. Her hair is the colour of magic. Her nose is as sweet as music. Her arms are as slender as rainbows. Problem is, she's not interested. Luckily a small yellow canary turns up with some excellent advice! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

Sterling and the Canary Press Reviews

Andy Stanton, author of the wonderful Mr Gum series, has produced a little gem in Sterling And The Canary. Aimed at the pre-teen market, it is published by the excellent Barrington Stoke publishers and labelled 'dyslexia friendly' so has all the line spacing and friendly print to assist struggling readers. But what is best - for any reader - it is that Sterling And The Canary is a highly readable and very funny tale. The basic premise is that Sterling Thaxton is in love, absolutely besotted, with Lizzie Harris, the beautiful new girl at school. His failed attempts to win her affections - there are comedy rain clouds over him whenever he gets his heart broken - anchor the plot but as usual with Stanton it is the witty language that will have kids laughing. At one point, Sterling 'flopped around the house like a bored pancake'. Sterling ends up enlisting the help of a talking canary to get the girl - setting up some wonderful scenes as he tries to woo Lizzie. It's all wrapped up in a clever and positive ending. First class stuff. - MARTIN CHILTON, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781122716
Publication date: 1st March 2014
Author: Andy Stanton
Illustrator: Ross Collins
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton lives in North London. He studied English at Oxford and has been a film script reader, a cartoonist, an NHS lackey and lots of other things. He has many interests, but best of all he likes cartoons, books and music (even jazz).

More About Andy Stanton

More Books By Andy Stanton

Cover for Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton
Cover for Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton
Cover for You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! by Andy Stanton
View All Books By Andy Stanton

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×