My niece told me about Flat Stanley and then sent me a "flat" version of herself to travel with and then write back to her and her class about where we went. It is to help the kids learn about geography. I ordered the book to get an idea of how the author of the Flat Stanley's series handled this. An interesting concept and a great way to teach the kids about places. I would not have known about the book if I had not received my assignment.