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Stanley's Stick

Stanley's Stick

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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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Picture Books, Activity Books & Early Learning Material / Picture Books

On Sale: 5th April 2012

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9780340988190


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