Flat Stanley

Written by Jeff Brown • Illustrated by Steve Bjorkman

Reviewed by Nicolette V. (age 7)

Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board. Now he can slip under doors. When Mr. Lambchop took his boys for a walk he rolled up Stanley and said he looks like wallpaper! The next morning Arthur put books on himself to try to become flat and then his mom came in the room and stopped him. Then her ring fell into a storm drain but Stanley went down to get it. Then a robbery was going at a museum on but he helped catch the art thieves. At the end Arthur helped Stanley. He helped him by pumping him up with a bike pump.

I like the book because it is funny and silly. My favorite part was when he had to be a shepherdess because he looked like a girl. My favorite characters were Stanley and Arthur because they are funny. Arthur was funny when he put the encyclopedias on himself to be flat. Stanley was funny when he got stuck up in a tree after Arthur flew him. I think this book is special because Stanley is flat. He has many adventures because he is flat.

I recommend this story because it was funny. Especially when Stanley got stuck in the tree. I think children ages six to ten could read this book.

Nicolette V. is a student in Mrs. Weidemann's 2nd Grade Class
2005-2006