Review: Stanley in Space

Stanley in Space is the story of Stanley Lambchop and his family. The President of the United States has chosen Stanley and his family to become the first humans to fly in the STAR SCOUT, a new top-secret spaceship. Stanley’s most exciting adventure is about to begin. He’ll meet the Queen of England, have a birthday party in outer space, and save a whole planet of aliens from danger.
If you are familiar with the Flat Stanley books, this is written after Stanley is no longer flat. This is the first in the Stanley books that we have ever read. The boys were very interested through the whole book. The chapters included detailed photos and were short, so you could read 2-3 chapters a night. The story shows Stanley’s characteristics of empathy, forgiveness, courage, creative thinking, and his love for his family. The story line is about Stanley and his family being chosen to travel to the planet Tyrra as US ambassadors. Even though it is completely “out-there”, it is great for imagination purposes. Stanley’s character is easy to identify with and a great role model for children. Stanley comes up with a plan to save all the people of Tyrra. He makes good choices and stands up for those in need. It was a story I enjoyed reading to the kids as well. Patrick even shared that he is reading Invisible Stanley at school during his individualized reading time. That is one book I am sure I don’t have to worry about him reading.
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