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Somebody Swallowed Stanley

Written by Sarah Roberts
Illustrated by Hannah Peck

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: People's Postcode Lottery

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

This thought-provoking picture book charts the eventful journey made by Stanley, a discarded plastic carrier bag, who is swept into the sea. As he drifts through the ocean waves, he is mistaken for a jellyfish and swallowed by a series of unsuspecting animals. But will he find his own ‘special place’? A beautifully illustrated picture book with a powerful message about plastic pollution from environmental expert Sarah Roberts. The book is read by Sarah Roberts.

Listen to an audio clip

This book is about a little plastic bag called Stanley who gets into all sorts of trouble when he finds himself in the wrong environment. Join me in this adventure and let’s see if he eventually finds his happy place.
In the left hand page Stanley is being swept along with a school of multi-coloured fish. He looks over to the right with a worried expression on his face. Oh dear the page on the right shows the jaws of that whale swimming up towards Stanley – perhaps he thinks that Stanley is a nice tasty jellyfish.
The picture at the bottom shows Stanley floating along on the surface of the ocean. A burst of bubbles surrounds him as he hits the water. Three little fish have popped up to take a look at Stanley who smiles as he floats along.

What's inside

    • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
    • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
    • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

    Touch to see image list

    Stanley, Jellyfish and Whale
    Stanley with Seagull and Turtle
    Stanley the Kite

    What our members say

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    A huge thank you! My pupil really enjoyed Somebody Swallowed Stanley. She found it silly and funny! Your books have enabled us, to get her engaged with books - so a huge thank you! Teacher
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