Action Stan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Review

Stan and his pals are off to camp with the small-year-olds, with fun word games planned. Everyone brings snacks but Fred, Stan's snail-obsessed little brother packs ice cream! Unfortunately, a last-minute change means the humourless Mr Fisher is coming, along with the snobby pupils of Larkfield Primary. 

Larkfield's teachers are hipsters and their star pupil, Zac, wastes no time in causing havoc. He wins over Stan's best friend Liam by gifting him cool trainers and even Stan gets a taste of adrenaline when Zac encourages him to cheat in a race. As Zac starts blackmailing everyone, Jess tries to play Zac at his own game. But each time they get close to winning, Zac changes the game; how is he always one step ahead?

The follow up to Planet Stan has all the fun of graphs and charts and laugh-out-loud humour but has evolved to explore friendships and bullying too, making it the perfect story to help young people navigate relationships.

Fun science facts, quirky illustrations, and affable characters make this a book that children will race through. It's a long storybook but the playful font makes it accessible for younger readers too.

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