Stanley, flat again

Jeff Brown, 1926-2003

Book - 2003

After Stanley Lambchop goes flat once again, he uses his flatness to help win a sailboat race and to rescue a classmate from a collapsed building.

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Series
A Stanley Lambchop adventure
Subjects
Published
New York : HarperCollins c2003.
Language
English
Physical Description
87 p. : ill
ISBN
0060095512
006029826X
Main Author
Jeff Brown, 1926-2003 (-)
Other Authors
Scott Nash, 1959- (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Gr. 2-4. Stanley Lambchop, hero of Flat Stanley (1964) and its sequels, returns here for a sixth adventure. Brother Arthur pelts Stanley with a tennis ball, causing Stanley to bump against a shelf and suddenly deflate again. This time the bicycle pump doesn't reverse his condition. Despite his altered physique, Stanley tries to live a normal life, and he discovers that his condition actually has some advantages; he acts as a human sail during a boat race and rescues a rude classmate from a collapsed building. Nash's frequent black-and-white illustrations extend the story's humor and help to break up the text for newly independent readers. Short chapters and large print add to the book's appeal, making this a good choice for a first chapter book, especially for Stanley fans and those familiar with the Flat Stanley literacy project. ((Reviewed May 15, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Youngsters will welcome the return of favorite characters in an array of beginning chapter books. Stanley Lambchop deflates once more in Stanley, Flat Again, the sixth title in the series by Jeff Brown, illus. by Scott Nash. Whereas the hero flew as a kite in Flat Stanley, here he serves as a spinnaker to win a sailboat race. When a building collapses, he slips beneath the wreckage to save a classmate just before it tumbles down. A paperback version of Flat Stanley, also with illustrations by Nash, is being released simultaneously. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 2-4-Stanley Lambchop returns for another adventure that began in Flat Stanley (1964) and continued in Stanley and the Magic Lamp (1996) and Invisible Stanley (1996, all HarperCollins). Stanley has become flat again, and when his little brother tries to inflate him with a basketball pump, it hurts too much to continue. In the episodic plot, the boy is diagnosed by Dr. Dan, participates as a sail in a sailboat race, and executes a dangerous rescue in a collapsed building that only he in his flatness can attempt. Perky black-and-white cartoon art continues the humorous, upbeat tone set by the text. Given the appeal of this popular character, Stanley will expand early chapter-book collections.-Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

This sequel to Flat Stanley, a tale about a boy who was flattened by a fallen bulletin board, tells of his latest wild and wacky adventures as a two-dimensional child living in a three-dimensional world.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

After Stanley Lambchop goes flat once again, he uses his flatness to help win a sailboat race and to rescue a classmate from a collapsed building.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes

Any Doctor will agree that people are not flat. They are born round and stay that way their whole lives. But not Stanley Lambchop! He has been flat once before, after a bulletin board fell on him. When his brother made him round again by blowing him up with a hose, Stanley thought he was through with flatness forever.

And then one ordinary morning, Stanley suddenly goes flat again, and this time, the hose won't work. Not even Dr. Dan's explanation can really help Stanley understand why so many unusual things keep happening to him. Still, there are things that a flat boy can do that a round person can't. And maybe this time, all it will take is one amazing event for everything to finally make sense.