Bookbug's Book of the Month: Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat by Emily MacKenzie

Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat by Emily MacKenzie

ISBN: 9781408860489


Stanley LOVES to knit. He knocks up pom-poms at breakfast time, whips up bobble hats at bath time. He even knits in his sleep! And what does Stanley do with his wonderful woollies? He gives them to his friends of course – balaclavas for bunnies, neckwarmers for giraffes and much more besides.

But when Stanley gets carried away with his dream of winning the Woolly Wonders Competition, he has to decide what's more important – his knitting or his friends?


'Stanley is the perfect picture book for little ones - the cast of animals are brought to life so vividly with Emily's illustrations, and there's so much to talk about on every single page. Stanley's creations will make little ones giggle ('tail cosies', 'trunk tubes' and 'woolly onesies'), and there's also a strong message about friendship at the heart of the story. And prepare to be amazed by Stanley's extra-special creation for all of his friends!' 

- Lindsay Quayle, Early Years Operations Administrator



We have 5 copies of Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat to give away to this month's lucky winners. Answer this question to be in with a chance of winning:

What is Stanley's favourite hobby?

a) Sewing

b) Quilting

c) Knitting

Send your answer and address to This competition closes on Saturday 30 April.

For more cosy picture books about yarn, check out our 12 Woolly Stories book list.

For more general reading recommendations, you can see the other books Bookbug has selected for Book of the Month