Jeff Brown Jeff Brown created the character of Flat Stanley when his son joked that he thought the bulletin board over his bed would fall on him and flatten him in his sleep. ... Brown decided to write a story about what would happen if a bulletin board actually did flatten a sleeping boy, and Flat Stanley was born.
BEHIND THE BOY
Hi, friends! I’m Flat Stanley. I’m a kid just like you except one night when I was sleeping, the bulletin board that hung over my bed fell on top of me. Don’t worry; it didn’t hurt, but it sure did flatten me! Being the only flat kid around has gotten me into some really interesting adventures. I can fit down sewers, slide underneath doors, even fly like a kite. Sometimes it seems like everyone needs the help of a flat kid.
But when I need a break, I can fold myself up into an envelope and mail myself anywhere in the world! There’s no place on Earth a flat kid can’t go! Read about my travels in WORLDWIDE ADVENTURES!
Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close . . . so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides it's just too crowded and packs his bags. He's off to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunny just doesn't fit in. And who's that shadowy figure who seems to be following him around?
There's so much to enjoy, from the newspaper cuttings on the endpapers to the wittily accurate information about each mongoose species Sunny visits on his journey.