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Stanley's Stick

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3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published 2011 by Hodder Children's Books
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Tim Roast
Jul 31, 2012 Tim Roast rated it it was amazing
This book is about a stick owned by a boy called Stanley. But it is more than a stick because Stanley can make it into whatever he wants it to be through the power of imagination.

The text is full of colour. It starts with a sentence which is full of alliteration. Later the text breaks into all sorts of rhyme with the conventional rhyming couplet to the use of rhyming words littered within the same sentence. Of course you might have expected this anyway given the author is a renowned poet.

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Emma Cooper
We read this to Seb and we all enjoyed it; for us part of the appeal was that it is written by someone we admired when he was on TV!
Chris Austin
Feb 24, 2016 Chris Austin rated it really liked it
Fantastick book about imagination and the brilliant inventiveness of children.

The illustrations throughout the book are brilliant, especially the pictures highlighting the imaginative uses for Stanley's Stick.
Garren
Mar 28, 2016 Garren rated it it was ok
Oh kids and their imagination. It's serviceable but not inspiring.
Della
Jun 19, 2012 Della rated it it was ok
Not for me. Didn't mind the story but not really impressed. Wasn't too keen on the drawings either. Not a terrible book just not something I would pick out for a child.
David
Aug 01, 2012 David rated it really liked it
Such an unusual children's book, full of loss, hope, imagination, selflessness, friendship and more. It's a story about a boy who has a stick. I kid you not!
Robin
Aug 06, 2013 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is such a lovely, sweet book that was shown to be my a colleague here at the library that we both wanted to take it home!
Elizabeth Beverley
Jun 04, 2013 Elizabeth Beverley rated it it was amazing
We love this book, it echoes exactly what a boy & his stick relationship is all about.
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