Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand

Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand

by Artie Knapp, Barbara L. Gibson
     
 

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Teased and bullied about his stuttering, Stanley the squirrel refuses to let on that his feelings are being hurt, until one day he learns an important lesson from a new friend.

Ages 6-10/ Easy reader with spot illustrations

Mr. Knapp writes a wonderful tale of friendship, building self-esteem and the understanding of others with disabilities. This

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Teased and bullied about his stuttering, Stanley the squirrel refuses to let on that his feelings are being hurt, until one day he learns an important lesson from a new friend.

Ages 6-10/ Easy reader with spot illustrations

Mr. Knapp writes a wonderful tale of friendship, building self-esteem and the understanding of others with disabilities. This children’s book is about a squirrel who stutters and how his disability affects his life and those around him. Stuttering Stan learns that friendship, understanding and self-respect are important for everyone. This book should be read by all children and adults alike to reaffirm those important life lessons that Stan’s story brings to the forefront.

Tammy Flores, Executive Director
The National Stuttering Association

Children who stutter often bear the emotional burden of being targets for undeserved teasing and bullying. Stuttering Stan is such a gift to those children as well as to any child who is teased. It gives them an empowered model for handling those bullies! Thank you for this book, Mr. Knapp.

Catherine S. Montgomery, Executive Director
American Institute for Stuttering

Mr. Knapp has written a touching story about friendships, respect, courage and compassion. A must read for every child, especially those who stutter. This exquisitely illustrated story shows how being a friend can make others feel good about themselves. Every child is special in their own way and like many of Artie Knapp’s other stories, this humorous tale shows that you can do anything if you believe in yourself.

Kristin Garrison, NIE Manager
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Artie Knapp’s knack for identifying the things that worry children shines in Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand. His characters, displayed in especially lovely illustrations, and their interactions, are those young children will recognize from their experiences on playgrounds and in their classrooms. Embedded in this appealing story are important messages about human kindness and acceptance of challenges. This is a book I will be recommending to educators everywhere.
Kathleen Carpenter, Editor, Teachers.Net Gazette
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
A squirrel named Stanley stutters and the other animals tease him. Then, he finds boxes of candy bars which have fallen from a truck. Stanley is stashing them in a tree when a chipmunk named Earl says that he wants some. Stanley won't share with Earl because Earl teases him. But then, Raker, a raccoon with a patch over one eye, comes by and eats all the candy bars that are still out. Stanley takes some of his stashed candy to another neighborhood to eat. There, a lady squirrel named Shelby befriends him and he shares his candy with her. While hoarding the candy, Stanley feels lonely. However, Raker spreads the word about the candy, and soon all the animals want some. Stanley is sharing with all the animals when Raker appears and demands that the animals give all the candy to him. They acquiesce. Then Raker teases Shelby about her missing front teeth. Stanley sees that Shelby's feelings are hurt, and he finally stands up to Raker—with interesting consequences. The tale is told in one long sequence with no chapter breaks. Large print and a few colored pictures may encourage children to read this book with a mission. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982167700
Publisher:
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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