Flat Stanley Plays Ball (Egmont Reading Ladder Level 1)
Product Code: EG038
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A charming sports story with full-colour illustrations starring Jeff Brown’s Flat Stanley. Perfect for children learning to read.
When Stanley Lambchop joins the rounders team, he discovers that being flat can help him play. But not everyone thinks that flat players should be allowed…
The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It’s the first step towards a lasting love of reading.
Level 1 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for new readers who are beginning to read simple stories with help.
• Short, simple sentences
• Familiar, repeated words
• Big, clear type
• 1 – 5 lines per page
• Bright, fun pictures to help talk about the story
All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children’s reading.
For more information about the series and advice on supporting children’s reading, visit: www.egmont.co.uk/readingladder
Book band: Green
Paperback: 48 pages
Dimensions: 14.6 x 0.5 x 21.2 cm
Written by: Jeff Brown
Illustrated by: Jon Mitchell
About the Author:
Jeff Brown worked on the editorial staffs of The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post, Life, and Esquire magazines. He was inspired to write the original Flat Stanley story by a bedtime conversation he had with his two sons. The book, published in 1964 saw a perfectly normal boy, Stanley Lambchop flattened by his noticeboard – it left him happy and healthy, but only one-a-half inches thick, opening the door to a new life of adventures! He is soon sliding under doors, flying like a kite in the sky and even posted through the mail!
Since then Flat Stanley’s classic adventures have been entertaining children for over 45 years and have sold several million copies worldwide. Jeff’s other Flat Stanley books are Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Invisible Stanley, Stanley’s Christmas Adventure, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again! The original Flat Stanley is also available as a picture book. Jeff Brown died in December 2003 aged 77.
As well as being a publishing phenomenon Flat Stanley is also a hugely successful schools project. Children from across the globe create and send paper Stanleys to other schools who host his visit and return him with a diary of what he has been up to and photos of his trip. In the ten years since the project has been running, he has also been ‘hosted’ by celebrities, politicians and sports stars. Some of his favourite hosts, pictured here include President Barack Obama, Muhammed Ali, Buzz Aldrin and Colin Farrell. He has also attended the Oscars with Clint Eastwood, travelled up Mount Everest and into space!