Stanley's Stick

Hachette UK
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Stanley's Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents - the glorious poet John Hegley and the award-winning illustrator Neal Layton. Stanley's stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley's options are endless - he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur - his imagination takes over and the magic begins.

Hegley's lyrical prose captures the free-wheeling expressiveness of childhood, and Layton's deceptively simple illustrations are full of wit and character. Sweet, magical and thoroughly entertaining, this is Hegley and Layton's first collaboration.

'... hours of imaginative play.' The Times

'Everything a picture book should be.' Irish Times

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About the author

John Hegley is a popular English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter. He began his performing career at London's Comedy Store in 1980. His television appearances include Wogan and Never Mind the Buzzcocks and he frequently performs live and is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival.

Many of Neal Layton's ideas come from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a book shop and has delivered papers. Neal has illustrated more than 40 books to date. Oscar and Arabella, which he both wrote and illustrated, won him the Smarties prize in 2002.

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Publisher
Hachette UK
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Published on
Nov 26, 2012
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Pages
32
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ISBN
9781444914801
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Imagination & Play
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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