Is Flat Stanley the Hannah Montana of children’s books? I was taking pictures of a cardboard Stanley www.flatstanleyproject.com and a wooden replica of Uncle Sam on a quiet suburban street last weekend when a female passerby exclaimed, “Oh, look, it’s Flat Stanley!” What would the reaction have been in Times Square?
For more on the the book that inspired the Flat Stanley project, click here (“Classic Picture Books Every Child Should Read”) www.oneminutebookreviews.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/. The image at left shows a chapter-book edition of Flat Stanley with pictures by Scott Nash. The June 7 review shows the cover of the original picture-book edition with art by the great Tomi Ungerer, the subject of an article in tomorrow’s New York Times. There’s a link to the profile in Comment #13 for the June 7 post.
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