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Stick Man [Paperback]

Julia Donaldson , Axel Scheffler
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews)
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7 Sep 2009
"Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three." But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree?

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Alison Green Books (7 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407108824
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407108827
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 26.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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152 of 156 people found the following review helpful
Stick Man is an inspired and engaging character (descended I am sure from the cave-stick-man my children and I loved in The Gruffalo's Child). A stick is universally popular with small children so a little living stick couldn't fail to appeal to them. Stick Man's adventures mirror the many things for which children use their sticks. Mistaken for an ordinary stick, Stick Man is thrown to a dog, used as a Pooh-stick, put on a sandcastle as a flag, amongst other things, each time travelling further and further from his family tree. How will he get home?
Although the first half of the book is in bright sunshine colours, the winter kicks in and we have a sad shivering Stick Man and snowy pages. Stick Man ends up in the grate (a brief scary moment for the child listener!) but luckily, Santa descends and there's a happy Christmas-time ending: it's a perfect Xmas present for preschoolers.
The story is told with Donaldson's trademark rollicking rhythm and rhyme, and catchy repetitive phrases children love to join in with. Scheffler's bold illustrations are bursting with approachable large-eyed characters and a wry humour (my children loved the Gruffalo-bauble of the Christmas tree) making this another fine and warm-hearted cracker from this magical duo.
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213 of 220 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I hate this book 7 Oct 2008
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
We've had this book for almost three weeks. I've read it to my two and a half year old son approximately 56 times. I've been woken up with the book on my head. I've found him sat outside the toilet with the book in wait. If anybody asks I am now Stick Man, Stick Man that's me!
Still, at least Tiddler can have a break from being late.
Story is as rich as all of Julia's and the artwork seems to have reached a new level. If Charlie Cook ever got hold of this he'd have a new favourite.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Julia Donaldson is wonderful! 16 Oct 2008
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Yet again, Julia Donaldson has written a wonderful tale about Stick Man and his adventures. I love the way her stories rhyme in a fast paced way which delights both me and my 7 year old son. Even my 10 year old son loved to have the story read to him.

The book is beautifully illustrated with attention to detail which always makes it a refreshing read for children.

The story has a Christmas theme twist at the end which is truly delightful.

I would recommend this book as a gift, it will be thoroughly enjoyed!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stick Man 2 Dec 2008
I felt compelled to review this book because my 4 year old boy loves it so much. Since we discovered "Room on the Broom" 5 years ago with our daughter we have always read and loved JD/AS books in our house. "Snail and the Whale" being another favourite. I can't explain why he loves this book so much (other than the catchy repetitive text and typically beautiful and descriptive pictures)but he insists on having it read to him every night and then reads it himself (well- tries to) and brings it in our room first thing in the morning to be read again! DEEP JOY....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars We Love it 29 Jan 2009
Another great book - thoroughly enjoyed equally by an 2.5 year old and 5.5 year old although not sure it will be read quite as much as our other Donaldson/Scheffier books as it has the 'Christmas' theme (which is why I have given it 4 rather than 5 stars). The book itself is just as good as all the others.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Success 25 Oct 2008
My 4 yr old daughter BEGGED me for this after someone brought into her school. She cries and laughs every time and loves the details in the pictures. Can't think of a book that has ever captured her imagination so much. She is very worried when I prepare the fire....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stick Man 20 Nov 2008
Stick Man is a fantastic book which my 2 girls who are 7 and 4 and I love. It flows really well (something I didn't find with Tiddler) and the story is just great. This probably now equals Snail and the Whale as one of my favourite kids books ever.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Magical! 30 Aug 2008
This wonderful book is another stunning example of how heartfelt words and beautiful illustrations can delight the minds of young and old. Donaldson's story uses humour perfectly to relay a touching message of the importance of family love and togetherness. A message that most could identify with, even if your family isn't the traditional set up portrayed in the book. A great book to read with young children, especially around Christmas time.
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