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The Grace Hurricane’s #CBR4 Review #5: Flat Stanley, Flat Again! by Jeff Brown

Stanley, Flat Again cover(Grace is an 8-year-old junior cannonballer and her reviews are typed by her mom, Sara.)

This is the sixth Flat Stanley book. I like Stanley, Flat Again! because it has a weird body part in the story called the OBP, the Osteal Balance Point. The doctor tells him it’s a “little known anatomical feature,” and that’s what making Stanley flat. How his OBP got hit was when he was reaching for a book and his brother tossed a tennis ball at him to catch. He turned around to catch it, but the book he was grabbing fell on him at the same time the tennis ball hit him. 

One of his classmates gets trapped in a collapsed building and Stanley was the only one to get her because he was the only flat person at half an inch thick, and if someone who wasn’t flat tried to wriggle through to where she was, the whole building could have collapsed. Flat Stanley saves her.

When he turns back to his original self, not flat, how that happens is when his classmate elbowed at the same time he got a pat on the back. Then, he was round again!

There are other books in this series too.

Joemyjoe’s #CBR4 Review #2: Flat Stanley, Flat Again by Jeff Brown

In this book, Stanley becomes flat when his bulletin board falls on him at night AGAIN.

He goes back to the doctor, who tells him there has been flat people throughout history.  He and his dad go sailing, and Stanley has to be the sail when the real sail rips.

Other kids think it is exciting to be flat, but Stanley just wants to be round and regular.

Stanley hears about a girl named Emma on the news — she got stuck under a building when it collapsed.  She is in Stanley’s class at school.  Stanley goes to the building and slips underneath the building to help save her.  Even though she is kind of mean to him, he helps her get out, and he is a hero.

When they are getting their picture taken, she elbows him in the ribs and BAM! He gets round again.

I hope that bulletin board doesn’t fall on him again!

 You can read more of Joemyjoe’s (and big sister Bunnybean) reviews on his mom’s blog.

Joemyjoe’s #CBR4 Review #1: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley is the story of a boy named Stanley, who is flat.  He used to be a regular boy, but one night a bulletin board fell on top of him, and it flattened him!

He went to see a doctor, who told Stanley he had never seen such a thing!

Stanley could slide under a closed door, fit inside an envelope, and fly like a kite. He helps the museum solve a mystery, when a painting is stolen.  He has lots of flat adventures.

His brother Arthur has an idea.  He blows air into Stanley from a bicycle pump, and then Stanley is round again!

Joemyjoe is a new member of the Junior Cannonball team.  He is Bunnybean’s 5 year-old brother, and he wanted in on the action, too.  I’m sure you’ll be seeing many more Flat Stanley reviews from him. You can read more of Joemyjoe’s reviews on his mom’s (and Bunnybean’s) blog.

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