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Stick Man Hardcover – September 1, 2009

4.6 out of 5 stars 95 customer reviews

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1–Stick Man is happy with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three–until a dog finds him and snatches him for a game of fetch. This is the beginning of a terrible journey during which, Odysseus-like, Stick Man tries to get back but is taken farther and farther away from his home as he is used over the months for everything from a boomerang to a snowman's arm. Readers will feel his anguish and cheer his eventual return (by Santa Claus no less, who rescues him from a fireplace on Christmas Eve) to his loving family. Bouncy, repetitive rhymes make this a good choice for storytime, and the saturated color illustrations carry well (although Stick Man does tend to blend, chameleonlike, into his surroundings). A slightly surreal holiday choice.–Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library END

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Praise for Stick Man

*"Scheffler's engaging illustrations, Donaldson's irresistible rhyming text and repeated refrains make this a winning read-aloud." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"Donaldson and Scheffler's poignant, suspenseful profile....could become a December perennial." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The easy cadence, with a rolling structure and uncomplicated rhymes, will make this endearing picture book a fun read-along." -Booklist

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 510L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545157617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545157612
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Archer on November 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have done it again with this wonderful tale of the perils of Stick Man! Both you and your child will love Stick Man's humorous adventure in the world and his eventual safe return to his wife and family. This is a great book as we head towards Christmas since it features Santa (aka Stuck Man) stuck in a chimney. If you enjoyed other books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, such as The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, or Room On The Broom, then this one is for you.
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A great book for youngsters to read during winter/X'mas time, STICK MAN from the artists of ROOM ON THE BOOM offers another unique story about the family tree dad who is content with his beautiful Stick Lady Love and stick children three, is one day chased away from home by a dog and hurls into worlds of danger. No one can see he is "a stick man" that is needed and loved by a family - the girl throws him into the river, the swan weaves him into nest, the man makes him a sandcastle flag, the children makes him into a pen, a bow and a boomerang. Poor stick man has suffered and loses his hope of returning home and as he finally gets picked up as a stick to be burned for the fireplace, only a miracle can save him. And miracle does happen on Christmas night! The Stick Man is in the right place to save the "Stuck Man"(the gift-delivering Santa stuck inside the chimney). Carrying home by a grateful Santa for his family reunion, this book ends with a heartwarming note that may teach children to use their imagination and extend their compassion and love to be gentle to all living things for even a twig may belong to a family. The readers will have fun looking at the stick family holding hands, carrying their baby for a picnic and enjoy quality playtime together just like all of us.
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We love all of the books by these authors, and this one does not disappoint. A great little story, despite the Xmas theme, that can be read no matter the time of year. I love the sing-songy writing of the book (which many of their books have) and the illustrations are so detailed and bright. If you have liked their other books, you will also enjoy this one.
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We're huge fans of Julia Donaldson - especially the Gruffalo series and Room on the Broom. I'd read that Stick Man was going to be turned into a movie this winter and decided to purchase the book prior so we could be familiar with the story. My almost 3 year old daughter received this book for Chanukah, just before Christmas. (Yes, we celebrate both.) She instantly loved it, and we read it every night until Christmas and a few times since. My husband just found the new Stick Man movie and says it's as good as the other Julia Donaldson movies. I can't wait to watch it with my daughter.
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Both of my daughters love this author and this new story is no different. It's a fun tale with fab illustrations and lots of fun little Easter eggs tucked away about the previous books that were written.
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My son LOVES the movie so I decided to buy the book for him. I was expecting a little "board" book and not the larger hard cover book. He will be 3 in October and he can "read" the book to me based on the pictures. I have to read this numerous times to him and he laughs ever time I read it. We are big fans of Julia Donaldson books/movies. I would also suggest "Room On The Broom", "The Gruffalo" and "The Gruffalo's Child".
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A cute book with rhyming lines. I added this book on recommendations from others for their Christmas reading. The only part that makes it close to a Christmas book, is that fact that at the end Santa is in the story helping Stick Man. It was a bit young for my boys (9 and 14), which I did think would happen, but it was fun none-the-less to read. Not sure if I'll keep it part of our Advent reading for next year or not yet, but I will keep it in my book collection for sure.
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Julia Donaldson is one of the best children's book authors I have ever read. This one has a Christmas twist at the end so it works for a Christmas gift. My three children have all enjoyed her books. The classic "The Gruffalo" and "The Gruffalo's Child" are absolutely timeless. I recommend all of her books.
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