Saturday, May 5, 2012
Flat Stephanie Visits Dallas
My granddaughter Carson who lives in Tulsa, OK, sent me her Flat Stephanie as a school project. I had to take Flat Stephanie around Dallas, show her the sites and take photographs of her to send back to Carson's school.
"Flat Stanley" is a 1964 children's book written by Jeff Brown featuring Stanley Lambchop. Stanley Lambchop and his younger brother Arthur are given a big bulletin board by their Dad for displaying pictures and posters. He hangs it on the wall over Stanley's bed. During the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep. He survives and makes the best of his altered state, and soon he is entering locked rooms by sliding under the door, and playing with his younger brother by being used as a kite. One special advantage is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope. Stanley even helps catch some art museum thieves by posing as a painting on the wall. Eventually Arthur changes Stanley back to his proper shape with a bicycle pump.
The Flat Stanley Project was started in 1995 by Dale Hubert, a third grade school teacher in Canada. It is meant to facilitate letter-writing by schoolchildren to each other as they document where Flat Stanley has gone with them.
Bob and I took Flat Stephanie around Dallas and here is the link to the photos we took: