Flat Stanley (Flat Stanley - I Can Read! Level 2) Series by Jeff Brown, illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
Books in the series:
- Flat Stanley and the Haunted House (HarperCollins, 2009; 32 pgs)
- Flat Stanley at Bat (HarperCollins, 2012; 32 pgs)
- Flat Stanley Goes Camping (HarperCollins, 2013; 32 pgs)
- Flat Stanley Show--and-Tell, Flat Stanley! (HarperCollins, 2014; 32 pgs)
- Flat Stanley on Ice (HarperCollins, 2015; 32 pgs)
- Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie (HarperCollins, 2015; 32 pgs)
Flat Stanley first came into our lives a couple years ago when a friend asked if his Flat Stanley could visit us for awhile. We've since had another Flat Stanley visit. He's great company. He isn't a picky eater and he easily fits in a book or my purse for traveling purposes. He's quiet and clean and always wears a smile on his face. I hadn't heard of Flat Stanley before he first came to visit us, a boy who was flattened by a chalkboard and never filled out again, or so the story goes. When we took him to Disneyland one year, the cast members at the Park knew just who he was--he is famous!
The character Flat Stanley is evidently a phenomenon of sorts. Children can put together their own Flat Stanley and take him on adventures or mail him to a friend to explore the world. I love the idea and have had a lot of fun posing Flat Stanley in various locations. Admittedly, Mouse's interest in the paper figure has lessened over time, but she seems to enjoy the books. From what I've heard, there is also a Girl Scout version out there that we may have to give a try.
Mouse received the above six titles for Christmas this past year to help her with her reading. The stories are cute. Flat Stanley and his brother find themselves in all sorts of predicaments, whether it be as they are helping the local baker, scaring a bully, struggling with self-image issues, or what have you. Flat Stanley is often the one who saves the day, his flatness coming in handy.
Mouse and I or her dad (or her grandmother) have been reading the books together. The stories certainly hold Mouse's attention, and she likes to see how Flat Stanley solves each of the problems he encounters.
To learn more about author Jeff Brown and his work, please visit the author's website.
To learn more about illustrator Macky Pamintuan and his work, please visit his Facebook Page.
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