Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?
Publisher: Andersen Press
On Stanley's thirteenth birthday an unexpected birthday card arrives for him. The card is from his birth mother and it brings up a lot of confusing emotions for him. He isn't sure if he wants to meet his mother or not so he hatches a plan with his cousin so that he can find out more about her. This leads to a great deal of confusion for Stanley and everyone else.
Rob Stevens tackles issues associated with adoption, dyslexia and bullying. The book deals sensitively with the emotions associated with loss and rejection. We see Stanley trying to fit in at school and eventually accepting himself for who he is.