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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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1st February '18
Leia read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is a lovely book and reminds me very much of my oldest boy who always had to find a stick on his way home from nursery. Stanley is a little boy with a stick and a huge imagination. He imagines his stick is a whistle, or a straight banana, or my favourite, a stickasaurus. The possibilities are endless! My daughter read this book herself. There aren't too many words on each page, the illustrations are lovely. It's a really super book that reminds readers that you really don't need toys to have fun. 
9th February '18
I read it to RC13 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a great book about how the simplest of things- a stick, can be much more with a bit of imagination. The illustrations are lovely and I really liked that they were real places. My daughter really enjoyed talking about all the different things the stick became, and what it had been before. Once you have read it, you will always wonder what adventures that washed up stick on the beach has been on.
24th February '18
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5 & to Toodee aged 3 aged 3
Stanley's Stick 9780340988190
5 stars
Stanley is a little boy with a huge imagination. He uses his stick in lots of creative ways and encourages the reader to think about the very ordinary item as being full of possibilities. The story has a lovely rhyme and is gorgeous to read aloud. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing it.
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About John Hegley

John Hegley is a popular English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter. He began his performing career at London's Comedy Store in 1980. His television appearances include Wogan and Never Mind the Buzzcocks and he frequently performs live and is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival.

Many of Neal Layton's idea...

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About Neal Layton

Jonathan Meres is the author of the best-selling WORLD OF NORM series, the first of which was nominated for The Scottish Children's Book Awards in 2012.


Born in Nottingham, he left school at 16 to join the merchant navy. Ever in search of adventure, he t...

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