174. Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures: The Mount Rushmore Calamity

The Mount Rushmore Calamity by Sara Pennypacker. Created by Jeff Brown. Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures (1)

Rating: (3/5)

(US) - (Canada) - (Kindle)

2009, Harper Collins, 96 pgs

Age: 7+
"Saddle up with Flat Stanley
Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, every trip is an adventure!
The whole Lambchop family is off to see Mount Rushmore. But when Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, team up with a scrappy cowgirl named Calamity Jasper, their vacation turns into the Wild West experience of a lifetime. Pretty soon, they find themselves in a real tight spot—even for a flat boy like Stanley!"

Purchased the Kindle edition for my son to read.

Amazon credits this as *by* Jeff Brown and since I'd never heard of this follow up series I was rather disappointed to find out it is not written by him at all, only based on his character.  Anyway, the actual author, Sara Pennypacker, did a nice job here and I was well pleased with this start to a series about Stanley while he is still flat.  Now since he is cured in the original book, I guess we are to assume these adventures occur during that time.  I was always upset as a kid that Stanley was fixed as I thought that he would have had some great escapades while he was flat and this book goes to show just what he can get up to as the family takes a trip to Mt. Rushmore and Stanley's flat-ness saves the day.  Recommended for kids who like the "Andrew Lost" series.


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