Friday, April 04, 2008

you won't even know he's there

We've had a guest staying with us over the past few weeks and it's been a real pleasure. But now, through no fault of his own, he has overstayed his welcome and it's time to go.

This is Flat Stanley, visiting all the way from the U.S.A.



Isn't he cute? Some of you may be familiar with the Flat Stanley projects, this particular one being carried about by a second grade class in Ohio. The deal is that Stanley travels all around the world, sending in reports of his adventures from time to time before he heads back to his place of origin. We had another visit from a guy called Flat Steve a couple of years ago and he seemed to enjoy his stay.

So we took some pictures and showed Stanley a good time. Well, as good as it gets in Dullsville.



But now he really needs to get a move on, and we're looking for someone to pass him on to. I know he's been to Spain and now Germany, so a different European country might be nice. It doesn't really matter, though. If you're willing to take him, I'll send him anywhere you happen to be. Just drop me an e mail (address on my side bar or in my profile) with your postal address and off he goes.

How could you say no to a face like this?



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At April 04, 2008 4:08 PM, Blogger Global Librarian said...

Love Flat Stanley! He could make a trip around Switzerland. If you get him here by mid-April, he could even go on a tour of a chocolate factory!

Or you could hold off a little and send him someplace else first. My husband is going to China for business the first week in June. I am certain I could talk him into taking a few pictures of Flat Stanley around Beijing.

My e-mail is global underscore librarian at yahoo dot com

Let me know!

 
At April 04, 2008 4:37 PM, OpenID planetgermany said...

Poor Stanley... you can't possibly get rid of him! He's lovely...

By the way... I tagged you for a meme

http://planetgermany.wordpress.com/2008/04/04/a-shelf-revealed/

Obviously only if you want to...

 
At April 04, 2008 5:12 PM, Blogger Pam said...

Hey, we'll take him. If he wants to come to the Pacific Northwest. He'll need a rain coat, though...

 
At April 04, 2008 10:12 PM, Blogger CaliGerm said...

How fun! I love stuff like this. Stanley wouldn't want to come to me - he's already been to Germany. But, I've got friends...

What would Stanley think about a trip to Scotland or Australia? I've even got an uncle in Hawaii.

Oh yeah, I nearly forgot, my husband works and lives in the Netherlands (4 days days out of the week). Stanley could even fly business and hang out with corporate colleagues. He could also learn everything about where most of the world's light bulbs come from. Whatever suits his fancy.

Let me know.

 
At April 04, 2008 10:18 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

Another Stanley! We had Stanley from Doylestown, Pa visit two years ago. We had lots of fun with him, he traveled a lot with the hubby on business.

Stanley is fun! I hope my own kiddo's will be doing this project in school.

 
At April 05, 2008 9:58 AM, Blogger illahee said...

wow, you've had so many offers already. when he's done with europe, maybe he could come to japan. :D

 
At April 05, 2008 5:57 PM, Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

When I grow up, I wanna be a flat Stanley, too! ;)

 
At April 06, 2008 6:58 PM, Blogger Schokolade Mädchen said...

That's a cool idea. I wish we had Flat Stanley when I was a kid:(

 
At April 06, 2008 9:50 PM, Blogger christina said...

global librarian - Ooh, the chocolate factory would be good! I'll be in touch. I think Stanley has to be back before school's out so China might not fit.

plantegermany - We'll be sad to see him go for sure! A shelf meme? I hope you know what you're getting yourself into.

Pam - Hmm, we may just have to have him laminated.

caligerm - I dunno if he'd have time to do all that stuff before he needs to be back.

Andrea - It's such a fun project. I haven't seen it done in German schools at all but I'm going to suggest it.

illahee- Yeah, he could become a world traveler!

CanSwiss - Me too! What a life, eh?

Schokolade Mädchen-That would have been so fun, wouldn't it? And it's even better with the internet. We sent the report we did two years ago back to the school by e mail.











Pam - Hmm. I guess we could laminate him before he leaves.

 
At April 07, 2008 8:09 AM, Blogger Mar said...

Such a cute guy deserves only the best!!

 
At April 07, 2008 12:43 PM, Blogger hexe said...

I love the Flat Stanley project! Kids really like seeing the rest of the world through Stanley. I'm sure Florida would be mundane after his European tour, but if you need an extra place to send him, just let me know.

 
At April 07, 2008 6:39 PM, Blogger Diane Mandy said...

I had never heard of flat stanley until this post. How cool!

 
At April 08, 2008 4:04 AM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

I'm right there with CS!

 
At April 08, 2008 2:52 PM, Blogger Betsy said...

Wow, I hadn't thought of Flat Stanley in a long time! That was one of my brother's all-time favorite stories and we read it so often-- it's a wonderful book!

 
At April 08, 2008 8:19 PM, Blogger Maribeth said...

Please join me tomorrow, April 9th for a celebration on Dackel Princess!dntdnt

 
At April 09, 2008 4:28 AM, Blogger Ginnie said...

LOL at CS! HA! That's definitely one way of seeing the world. She should take him with them to Egypt! :) BTW, I've never heard of this concept and think it's great!

 

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