Stanley's Christmas Adventure
Written by Jeff Brown
Illustrated by Scott Nash
Reviewed by Antonio R. (age 10)
Stanley Lambchop is a 10-year old boy who lives with his parents and one brother. Everything is going fine until Christmas time is approaching and Stanley finds out that Santa is unhappy with the world because it is filled with violence and hatred. He is planning on not coming to deliver presents this year. Stanley has to go visit Santa and convince him that the world is not all bad and most people are loving. Will he succeed and get Santa to change his mind?
My favorite part was when Sarah Christmas visited the Lambchop's house. She parked her reindeer on the front lawn. Their neighbor, Mr. Smith called and congratulated them on the "lifelike reindeer decorations" they had on their front lawn. I thought this was funny because they were real! This book is like the books I’ve read in the Magic Treehouse series. This is because they both go on adventures to new places. This is also like the other Flat Stanley books by Jeff Brown because Stanley is always flat and goes to exciting places. This story reminds me of the first time I went to Wildwood, NJ because that was kind of an adventure for me. I had never been there before and I was nervous. I think Stanley and I were both scared when we went on our adventures to different places.
If you like adventure books, this is for you. I recommend this for boys and girls in 1st through 3rd grade.