BOOK NAME: STANLEY’S STICK
AUTHOR: JOHN HEGLEY
ILLUSTRATOR: NEAL LAYTON
PUBLISHER: HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS
AGE RECOMMENDED: 4+
You give a stick to the child, you will hear all types of imaginary stories. Stanley’s stick is a story of Stanley and his stick. It is an ordinary stick that Stanley owns and yet he can play with that for hours together. His stick can change into a whistle, a dinosaur, a rocket, a fishing pole, and a lot more. He enjoys the stick so much that he takes it everywhere. Once, for a beach trip, Stanley thought it’s time for someone to enjoy this stick and threw it into the sea. Nevertheless, the imaginary kid came back the next day to find some other stick. Will he be able to enjoy the new stick as the last one?
A beautiful message is passed through this book and is definitely a must-read book for kids. We are spending a lot on open-ended toys and nature never ceases to surprise us. Any open-ended toy triggers a child’s imagination within minutes, the magic starts. Stanley used a simple stick and had hours of fun. This book will definitely pave a way for a nature walk and one can collect all nature’s bounties and create an hour of fun.
Illustrations are simple and gorgeous. This book will take every adult in their childhood timeline and cherish the time enjoyed.
What can we ask a child to create using sticks?
- Draw on sand
- Make puppets
- Mix colours
- Tie some leaves to the leaves and use them as a paintbrush
- Create different objects
- Make a wind catcher
- Stick weaving
- Photo frame
You will have endless possibilities with a stick and drop your comments on how your child will enjoy with sticks.
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