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Stanley's Stick

Written by John Hegley

Illustrated by Neal Layton

Stanley's Stick Synopsis

Stanley's Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents - glorious poet John Hegley and award-winning illustrator Neal Layton. Stanley's stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley's options are endless - he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur - and his imagination takes over and the magic begins. Hegley's lyrical prose captures the free-wheeling expressiveness of childhood, and Layton's deceptively simple illustrations are full of wit and character. Sweet, magical and thoroughly entertaining, this is Hegley and Layton's first collaboration.

Stanley's Stick Press Reviews

This lovely book is simply a 'must have' for all those who want to inspire children's imaginative play... beautifully written. * Early Years Educator * Simply, a lovely book. * School Librarian * Everything a picture book should be. * Irish Times * This book should guarantee hours of imaginative play. * Sunday Times * A book celebrating the power of imagination. Brilliant illustrations by Neal Layton. * Angels & Urchins * '...wonderful rhythmic and a delightfully quirky text.' * The Bookseller * Beautifully crafted story about outdoor play. * Baby London * A simple stick becomes the key to Stanley's imagination as it provides endless opportunities for creativity, in this beautifully crafted story about outdoor play. * Baby Hampshire * A book celebrating the power of the imagination. Brilliant illustrations by Neal Layton * Angels & Urchins * Beautifully written ... Stanley is a child many parents will recognise very well indeed * The Bookbag * This book should guarantee imaginative play * The Sunday Times * A must read ... delivers a very important message about material things ... this is, simply, a lovely book * School Librarian * Everything a picture book should be: funny, engaging, slightly odd and utterly original ... A delight from start to finish * The Irish Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340988190
Publication date: 5th April 2012
Author: John Hegley
Illustrator: Neal Layton
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About John Hegley

John Hegley is a popular English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter. He began his performing career at London's Comedy Store in 1980. His television appearances include Wogan and Never Mind the Buzzcocks and he frequently performs live and is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival. Many of Neal Layton's ideas come from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a book shop and has delivered papers. Neal has illustrated more than 40 books to date. Oscar and Arabella which he both wrote and illustrated won him the Smarties prize ...

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