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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Alison Green Books; 1 edition (3 Oct 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1407139231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407139234
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 1.9 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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155 of 159 people found the following review helpful By ELH Browning VINE VOICE on 1 Sep 2008
Format: Hardcover
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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216 of 224 people found the following review helpful By P. T. Bevan on 7 Oct 2008
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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 By Free Spirit VINE VOICE on 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 By Mrs. Georgina S. O'neil on 2 Dec 2008
Format: Hardcover
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 By A. F. Bartosch on 25 Oct 2008
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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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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A. Stapley on 30 Aug 2008
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By F. Mineard on 20 Nov 2008
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. D. Scott on 12 Aug 2009
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I think I liked just as much as my daughter! The alliteration is as good as in the rest of the books, and it never gets boring! The illustrations are as excellent as ever, and the suspense in the story is also there. Keep them coming!
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