Welcome Flat Stanleys to the Bulldog Reader Library!
Our favorite Mascot, Reese Too greeted seven Flat Stanleys who flew to Seattle from Coffs Harbour, Australia! They were created by Emily, Ebony, Grace, Samantha, Destiny, Hayley, and Tallon. Their trip took 7 days to get from Australia to here!
Mrs. Howlin, the librarian at the Cozy Corner Library in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia sent the Flat Stanleys to us!
Some of her students read the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and decided to send him on a trip from Australia to Washington. You can read about the project on Mrs. Howlin’s Cozy Corner blog. Each Flat Stanley came with some stories, photos and pictures from their Australian friends.
I took all seven Flat Stanley’s home for the evening to go for a ride.
Then they met the real Reese. He didn’t really like them climbing up on top of him, so they had to be “flat” on the bed!
After the very long flight, car trip and visit with the dogs, it seemed like it was time for a Vegemite sandwich and a glass of milk to re-charge for some fun activities with our students.
Now the Flat Stanleys will go off with seven students and have some fun with them!
We will have more news about their travels next week.
Another group of Australian Flat Stanleys went to a school in Iowa. You can read about their adventures on Mrs. Krebs’ Class Blog.
If you have never read the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown, you can find it in our library. It was published in 1964 and is the story of Stanley Lambchop who was flattened when a bulletin board that is hanging over his bed falls down in the middle of the night and flattens him. Stanley finds that he can do some amazing things now that he is flat. Eventually he is restored to his regular boy self.
In 1995, a Dale Hubert, a teacher in Canada started a Flat Stanley project where school children send their handmade Flat Stanleys to other places in the world and record their travels. It has been a very fun writing and geography project for thousands of children throughout the world.
Where should the Flat Stanleys go in the Seattle area?
Have you ever sent a Flat Stanley somewhere?
Leave us a comment and let us know!