“We-View” Wednesday: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Welcome to “We-View” Wednesday!  After months off, I’ve decided to bring back this feature.  My son is in second grade and is a fluent reader now.  We still read together daily and I thought it would benefit him to summarize (sometimes orally, sometimes written) books that we read.   At the same time you all will become familiar with books kids his age may like to read.   I hope you will join us!  Click here to read about the original intent of “We-View” Wednesday.

A few changes:

  • This will become a monthly feature instead of a weekly feature.  I will post “we-views” on the third Wednesday of every month.
  • I’m still learning different aspects to blogging and trying to become familiar with linky features.  I may eventually make this a linky, but for now, if you would like to join this feature, please email me at  dlittle {at} linkstoliteracy {dot} com by the Sunday before the third Wednesday of the month with your “we-view”.  I would love to be able to post multiple book “we-views” of different aged children.  Please make sure to include your blog address so that others can check you out, too!

Here is our latest “we-view”

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown is a chapter book for fluent readers.  This is one in a series of books.  There is also a Flat Stanley Adventures series.   In this particular book, Stanley Lambchop is flattened by a large bulletin board.  Adventures ensue as he originally enjoys his new “flat” body.  Soon, people begin to make fun of him and Stanley isn’t so sure being flat is a good thing.  Will Stanley remain flat forever?  I would recommend this book for kids ages 4-8.  My son read this book to me and then orally gave me this summary:

Flat Stanley was flattened by a big bulletin board when he was sleeping one night.  At first, he liked it but then people started calling him names.  The adventures he had were flying as a kite and finding robbers in a museum.  Will Stanley have more great adventures?

Join us next week as we discuss our Flat Stanley Adventure Exchange challenge we took on.  (Picture is of my son’s Flat Stanley that we exchanged with another child).

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