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**Stanley, Flat Again!

by Jeff Brown

Illustrated by Scott Nash

Reviewed June 17, 2003.
HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2003.  87 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF BRO).

Here’s another book by the author of the delightful story Flat Stanley.  In Flat Stanley, a blackboard falls on Stanley Lambchop and he becomes two-dimensional.  Apparently, there have been several other adventures of Stanley, including one in which he turns invisible.  In Stanley, Flat Again!  Stanley becomes flat again.

I didn’t find this book quite as much fun as the first.  The author seemed to have used up most of the clever ideas of what a flat boy could do.  In this book, he helps as a sail in a friend’s sailboat race and then helps rescue a girl trapped in a tight spot.  There’s interesting speculation by his doctor as to why he suddenly became flat again, and a hilarious scene with the school guidance counselor asking him why he feels different.  “Well, I’m the only one in my class who’s flat,” he said.  “The whole school actually.”

The Flat Stanley books are fun stories for readers ready for short chapter books.

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