by Jeff Brown (Author) Macky Pamintuan (Illustrator)
Everyone has something fun, from Squeakers the mouse to a pair of false teeth, to share at Show-and-Tell! Even Miss Plum shares something--a sparkly new engagement ring! But when the ring goes missing, the Show-and-Tell becomes a lost-and-found. Can Flat Stanley save the day?
Flat Stanley: Show-and-Tell, Flat Stanley! is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
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K-Gr 2—This early reader continues the adventures of a character originally created by Jeff Brown. Stanley Lambchop was "flat ever since a bulletin board fell on him." His younger brother convinces the reluctant boy to be part of their school's show-and-tell, as Stanley's wiggling ears (not his flatness) are seen as an entertaining novelty. A comedy of errors ensues involving other students' show-and-tell highlights: Sophie's Squeakers the Mouse, Manny's grandpa's false teeth, and Miss Plum's new engagement ring disappear quickly within the building walls, but Stanley rescues them because of his flattened abilities as he goes in and out of cracks "like a boy-sized strip of taffy." Quick action in an easy-to-read format, frequent dialogue for developing readers, generous white space, and cartoon images come together as brother supports brother in a school adventure. A general purchase for Flat Stanley fans.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TXCopyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.