“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure. Written by Jeff Brown and illustrated by Macky Pamintuan. New York: Scholastic Inc., c1964.
Reading Level: Lexile 640L
Synopsis: Stanley Lambchop’s bulletin board fell off of his wall in his sleep and landed on top of him, flattening him. Being flat has its advantages including being able to slip through cracks and traveling across the country only for the price of standard shipping. Stanley was able to use his flatness to stop the museum thieves by dressing up as a painting and alerting the police when the thieves arrived.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: great read aloud
Content Area Connections:
Possible Areas of Concern: being able to buy into all of the fantasy elements