Flat Stanley is a 1964 children's book written by Jeff Brown and
originally illustrated by Tomi Ungerer.
"Stanley Lambchop and his
younger brother Arthur are
given a big bulletin board by
their father to display 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." Wikipedia
However, Flat Stanley has grown far beyond his humble origins of a
bedtime story by Brown for his sons. Flat Stanley, in his many
character incarnations, has become a learning tool and world-wide
ambassador for children's imaginations and friendship.
Flat Stanley has his own website, with apps, books, maps, and he has
a Flat Stanley Project website of resources.
On this website Flat StanlEEE is an
adventurer and educator from Mrs.
Gonzales First Grade Class
200 Bobcat Lane
Kerens, Texas 7514
Here is Flat StanlEEE's biography.