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Flat Stanley [abridged] by Jeff Brown
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Flat Stanley [abridged] (2006)

by Jeff Brown, Scott Nash (Illustrator)

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I love this book and I love the fact that teachers use this book and incorporate it into their classroom. Teachers will have students do Flat Stanley project where they take Stanley around with them wherever they go, take pictures, and then write about it. I really enjoy the story of Flat Stanley. It starts off by Stanley waking up one morning flattened because a board has fallen on him. Stanley was really upset about this but his brother and people of the town gave him jobs to do. Fir example, he was a kite, a surfboard, a picture frame. This teaches kids that even if you are different, there is still a place for you in the world. It's not easy being different, but Stanley gets through it with the help of his family. I also like how Stanly and his brother came up with ideas of how to make him a normal boy again. I like how this book is set up. There are some big words and small words which are both appealing to the eye. This pictures are colorful and realistic.
  brittanyyelle | Dec 2, 2015 |
Flat Stanley was a wonderful read! I liked this book for a couple reasons. The first is that the plot is continuously flowing. There is never a dull moment in this book. Stanley jumps from adventure to adventure and brings the reader along with him.The second reason I like this book is that the word choice is challenging for this age group, while still keeping the reader engaged. ( )
  rpotte5 | Oct 15, 2015 |
This is a much abridged version of the original [b:Flat Stanley|1406682|Flat Stanley|Jeff Brown|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348591075s/1406682.jpg|1132] from 1964 with pictures by [a:Tomi Ungerer|72770|Tomi Ungerer|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1312191534p2/72770.jpg]. Some of the humor of the original is definitely lost, and it does feel a bit disjointed as sections have been cut out, but the big colorful picture spreads (though visibly inspired by the original) do add a new appeal for kids to marvel at this story. ( )
  Fjola | Apr 23, 2015 |
Poor Stanly woke up flat one morning after a cork board fell on him. He was very unhappy with being flat, but then he realized he could travel to different places and see the world. He even helped stop two bad guys. In the end his brother blew him back up to be normal again. This is a wonderful, playful book that can be used in the classroom. Students can take Stanly home and travel different places with him. Great book! ( )
  nnicolic | Apr 26, 2012 |
Stanley becomes flat and makes the most of the situation by sliding under doors and being mailed to all his friends around the world. There are so many adventures that Stanley can go on! ( )
  CarlyG | Mar 18, 2012 |
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Poor Stanley. He's a perfectly normal boy until one morning he wakes up flat. After his parents peel the incriminating bulletin board off of him, Stanley must adjust to life as a pancake. He is a boy who takes this kind of thing in stride, though, and soon he's enjoying the advantages of squashedness. Sliding under closed doors is fun, and it's gratifying to be of use to his mother when she drops her ring through a narrow metal grating. Expensive plane fare to California? No problem. Svelte Stanley folds comfortably into a brown paper envelope. There's even room left over in there for an egg-salad sandwich. But Stanley's true moment of glory comes when a gang of thieves begins stealing paintings from the Famous Museum of Art. The case seems hopeless--until our two-dimensional hero saves the day. Here is one boy who doesn't let his profile-challenged body stop him from living life fully--that is, until his brother finds a way to help him become well rounded again. Jeff Brown's matter-of-fact tone and Tomi Ungerer's witty and engaging drawings tickle the funny bone, making this 1964 classic a perennial favorite. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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"Based on the original Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown"--T.p. verso.A picture book version of the story in which a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping, and he finds that being flat has its advantages.

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