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Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #6: the African Safari Discovery (Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #6)

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Stanley’s not the only flat one!

When a flat skull is discovered in Africa, Stanley Lambchop decides to travel there with his brother, Arthur, and their father, George. Maybe studying the skull will give them clues to Stanley's flatness. But once in Africa, the Lambchops are in for more adventure than they bargained for. From lions to zebras to elephants, it's the safari of
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published December 8th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published December 21st 2010)
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Jan 09, 2017 Tisha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
We are flying through this series. Fun to learn about Africa and follow Stanley through another absurd adventure. Poor guy!
Nov 12, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures: The African Safari Discovery (1st-3rd Grade Students)

Stanley was not like anyone else he knew- he was completely flat! His bulletin board had fallen on him while he was sleeping one night, and since then he has been only half an inch thick. His unique shape had made it possible for him to go on all kinds of adventures, and in this story he flies in the cargo area of a plane to Nairobi, Africa in search of a flat skull! Along the way, Stanley, his dad, and his
Jun 28, 2012 M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once you get beyond the sheer improbability of the plot and the leaps in logic, this is a fun book. Flat Stanley is now in a series in which he travels all over the world seeing and doing interesting things. Sometimes he's mailed from place to place; sometimes he goes as an airplane passenger or other more usual method of transportation. This time he's off to somewhere in Africa, accompanied by his father and brother--unfortunately, they have seats in the passenger compartment while Flat Stanley ...more
Karen Arendt
Another choice for book club for 3rd grade- the books were only $1 through Scholastic Book club this month! Flat Stanley, his father, and his brother travel to Africa to look at a flat skull recently discovered there. As a Flat Stanley story, the adventure is most of the fun. Showing students a map of Africa, pointing out Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, and Lake Victoria before they begin the story will be fun. Students will enjoy the mishaps that befall them. The ending is a bit of a twist- at least I d ...more
Deborah  Blum
Jul 28, 2014 Deborah Blum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of the ONLY middle grade books set in Africa. It is fun and playful -- as always this series makes you laugh! And it makes you think -- about what it means to different, and how every kid just wants their parents to love them for who they are.
The descriptions of Africa and unexpected and not clichéd. Stanley meets different people who are all helpful -- except a certain character. I won't say more, don't want to spoil it.
Andrea R.
I really enjoyed reading the book, The African Safari Discovery. The thing that I most like about this book is the way the author describes every movement and conversation, with so many details. Also I think that this book isn't only for little kids, but also for teens or maybe even adults who want to have a little fun. I honestly don’t think that this book has any weaknesses. It a very adventurous book. I really enjoyed it.
This is another book from the Flat Stanley's Series. My students really enjoy these books and the imagination behind them. This book also can be used to teach about the landscape, environment, animals, and culture of Africa. I enjoyed this book, and can see where it would tie in with a unit on Africa.
Michelle Bridges
Jun 08, 2014 Michelle Bridges rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a cute book. Flat Stanley gets to go on an adventure to Africa to. See a flat skull. There are adventures and good messages about self worth and being happy with how he is. Also some good facts about Africa. It's a simple book for new readers of chapter books. Maybe 2-3rd grade level, or end of 1st.
Amanda S.
Nov 25, 2013 Amanda S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was not familiar with this series and was afraid that I would not know all the happenings of Flat Stanley, but that was not the case. From the very beginning of the book, the author tells a brief story of how Stanley became flat and discusses the multiple adventures that he has been on. Great book to get students reading.
Jordyn Braun
Audience: This would be a great book for students 4th-6th grade because the reading level is a tad more in depth and there are more words on the pages.
Appeal: This book would be a great tie along to a science lesson, possibly dealing with fossils and bones, because the book introduces a "scull" that Stanley finds.

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Jan 28, 2014 Juan-Diego rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked the part when Stanley acted as parachute when he jumped off the plane that was funny too! How did Stanley becoame flat? Why did Stanley's dad use him as a paddle? How did Stanley get stuck in the earth if he was flat? What was animals name thst had the flat scull?
Jun 02, 2012 Kindra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audience: 3-4th graders for boys or girls
Appeal: easy to read text. mentions safari animals so would relate to science or geography units. it gives facts in the back of the book.
Nov 15, 2013 Sydney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
when stanley goes to africa he wants to see flat skull. he thought seeing it would help his discover the reason why he was flat. he doesn't find out the reason.
Oct 16, 2016 Stacie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stanley uses himself as a parachute and paddle while on the way to Africa where they have found a flat skull!
Karen Dransfield
A news item in the paper has Stanley, dad and brother heading to Africa to investigate a flattened skull found in an archeaology dig. They are hoping for some answers to Stanley's condition.
Feb 15, 2011 z.diddy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The safari seemed fun because they jumped out of a plane.
Maurice Thomas
it's a adventurous book,and I don't understand how he was able to live by being flattened by a bulletin board.
Chelsie Erin
May 17, 2015 Chelsie Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story.
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Jeff Brown had worked in Hollywood and as an editor and writer in New York before creating Flat Stanley, a hero for the youngest readers whose adventures, with illustrations by Tomi Ungerer, were first published in 1964. Flat Stanley became the star of a series of perpetually popular books. The last, "Stanley, F
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