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Stanley's Stick

On sale

5th April 2012

Price: £6.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780340988190

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Stanley’s Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents – glorious poet John Hegley and award-winning illustrator Neal Layton. Stanley’s stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley’s options are endless – he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur – and his imagination takes over and the magic begins.


Hegley’s lyrical prose captures the free-wheeling expressiveness of childhood, and Layton’s deceptively simple illustrations are full of wit and character. Sweet, magical and thoroughly entertaining, this is Hegley and Layton’s first collaboration.

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Reviews

The Irish Times
Everything a picture book should be: funny, engaging, slightly odd and utterly original ... A delight from start to finish
School Librarian
Simply, a lovely book.
Irish Times
Everything a picture book should be.
The Bookseller
'...wonderful rhythmic and a delightfully quirky text.'
School Librarian
A must read ... delivers a very important message about material things ... this is, simply, a lovely book
Baby London
Beautifully crafted story about outdoor play.
The Bookbag
Beautifully written ... Stanley is a child many parents will recognise very well indeed
Early Years Educator
This lovely book is simply a 'must have' for all those who want to inspire children's imaginative play... beautifully written.
Sunday Times
This book should guarantee hours of imaginative play.
Angels & Urchins
A book celebrating the power of imagination. Brilliant illustrations by Neal Layton.
Angels & Urchins
A book celebrating the power of the imagination. Brilliant illustrations by Neal Layton
Baby Hampshire
A simple stick becomes the key to Stanley's imagination as it provides endless opportunities for creativity, in this beautifully crafted story about outdoor play.
The Sunday Times
This book should guarantee imaginative play