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Stanley's Stick

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780340988190

Price: £6.99

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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.


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