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Flat Stanley [abridged] by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley [abridged] (2006)

by Jeff Brown, Scott Nash (Illustrator)

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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 |
Acceptance, heroism, dealing with differences
  Vickiq | Mar 11, 2012 |
This is a book about Stanley, a boy who wakes up flat one morning. Stanley finds that being flat is actually convenient. He can slip under doors, retrieve a ring from the street drainage grate, and take a trip to California to visit on a budget: by being mailed in an envelope. Stanley even helps catch a couple of art thieves in the museum when he hides in a painting. Stanley grows sad and is tired of being flat. His brother solves the problem by blowing him up with an air pump. This book inspired what is called "The Stanley Project," where Stanley travels to students from around the world. The students keep a journal of what Stanley has done and where he has gone before passing him along to someone else. This could be a great activity to start in the classroom and see Stanley travel throughout the local, state, and nationwide community. ( )
  LisaBohman | Apr 18, 2011 |
Stanley LambChop is sleeping but the big bill-board/bulletin board falls on him and makes him flat like a pancake. First he doesn't like being flat but then he can do cool stuff like slide under a door when it's closed. He can also help when something falls into a thin place. ( )
  rsteinberg | Apr 6, 2011 |
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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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