Stampy's Lovely Book

Book review by
Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Cheery but slight; best for Minecraft star's young fans.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Educational Value

Practical tips for making online videos, from developing ideas and planning video shoots to speaking clearly, coping with problems, and dealing with mean comments. Recipe to bake cake from scratch. Simple puzzles and games.

Positive Messages

Making a successful project requires planning, practice, problem-solving, and revision. Friends help each other succeed and make the process more enjoyable. Emphasis on kindness, empathy, and creativity.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Stampy is an enthusiastic, cheerful presence who delights in his friends and fans (and cake). The character offers supportive advice on everything from teaching friends to play to drawing the Stampy character.

Violence & Scariness
Language

A bit of potty humor involving cow pies.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Stampy's Lovely Book has a very positive tone and no offensive material, but it heavily promotes the popular Stampy Minecraft gaming channel on YouTube and online gaming in general. It boasts about the channel's subscribers and creator Joseph Garrett's online gaming accomplishments, frequently refers readers to the channel to watch specific videos, and encourages readers to create gaming videos and post them online. However, it has a cheerful, warm tone and celebrates friendship and creativity. It includes tips for coaching others on how to play your favorite games and tips for would-be YouTube stars.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 and 8 year old Written bySysy M. March 25, 2018

Great book for fans of his youtube channel!

My two kids love watching Stampy's youtube channel and they love this book. They reread from time to time and like how it shares personal information about... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old July 23, 2016

This isn't right

I feel that this is just advertising covered up by its "kind" appeal.
Kid, 11 years old July 26, 2016

Great for kids

Kids really like Minecraft and is a great book to read for having a good YouTube channel like Mine!

What's the story?

Stampy -- also known as Mr. Stampy Cat or Stampylonghead -- presents a behind-the-scenes peek into his popular online videos set in Stampy's Lovely World, built entirely in Minecraft. Get to know his gaming friends, find out how he develops his videos, answer Stampy trivia, and do simple games and puzzles inspired by the YouTube channel.

Is it any good?

Earnest fans of YouTube star Stampy will love this collection of trivia, easy puzzles, and simple activities, but it's a formulaic package designed to direct kids' attention back to the online world. STAMPY'S LOVELY BOOK is a spin-off of the Stampylonghead YouTube phenomenon, created by Joseph Garrett (Wonder Quest).

It's full of the kind of trivia that appeals only to committed fans: a graph of his new monthly subscribers over a two-year stretch, his online friends' likes and dislikes, and his accomplishments in other video games. The best part is the very brief spread for aspiring YouTubers: Garrett offers basic advice on creating online videos, pointing out that it isn't just fun and games. He describes planning and development and shares practical tips for recording, plus some guidance on mentoring beginners. Padding out the book are a half dozen simple activities you might find on a restaurant place mat -- for example, spot the difference, a maze puzzle, and a word find.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the purpose of books like this. Do you think the book is intended to promote the Stampy videos on YouTube or just add to the experience?

  • Talk about the beginner checklist and which phrases are encouraging or discouraging. How else could you help a beginner get up to speed? What helped you when you started playing?

  • How do you feel when you read mean comments online? Has anyone left a mean comment for you? Watch our video for concrete tips on dealing with haters and trolls.

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