Stick Man by Julia DonaldsonStick Man by Julia Donaldson

Stick Man

byJulia DonaldsonIllustratorAxel Scheffler

Board Book | September 1, 2012

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This beloved classic from the creators of The Gruffalo is now available in a toddler-friendly board book format!

Stick Man lives in the family tree, with his Stick Lady Love and his stick children three. But one day Stick Man is separated from his family, and all he wants is to get back to them in time for Christmas. He dodges dogs, navigates rushing rivers, escapes dangerous fireplaces... but he's farther away from home than ever. When Santa arrives with his sleigh and in need of help, is it Stick Man's opportunity to save Christmas and find his way home?

JULIA DONALDSON and AXEL SCHEFFLER are the #1 bestselling author/illustrator team in the UK. Together, they have worked on a number of award-winning titles, such as Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, and The Gruffalo, winner of the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award.
Title:Stick ManFormat:Board BookDimensions:30 pages, 7.28 × 5.82 × 0.94 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:Scholastic Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:140712109X

ISBN - 13:9781407121093


Rated 4 out of 5 by from a little twisted but fun Not for all kids but if your child has a slightly "dark" sense of humor, will love this book!
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This book was a little too much when my kids were under 2.5, but after that, they loved it. The pictures are so vivid with so many little details, and the story is fun to read. Love this book and author! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just for Christmas! Friends recommended this book to us and we were not disappointed.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing This is a sweet and refreshing Christmas tale that can be read any time of year. It is definitely not your average holiday tale which is why we love it so much!
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not just for the holidays Cute book, even though Santa is in it, it isn't necessarily just a holiday book. We read it year round.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute! This is a really cute book, we all love stickmen and there antics.The stories keep the children interested,the pictures are really fun.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from another winner Very easy read, good flow, and none of us have gotten tired of it after many many readings.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another hit from Julia Donaldson If your child loves hearing the Gruffalo, they will undoubtedly enjoy Stick Man.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's not just a book, can nobody see, it's STICK MAN and it's worth every penny! We adore this book. Julia Donaldson is a genius kid's book writer and Axel Scheffler is the king of illustration! Donaldson's rhyming stories keep even small-easily distracted children focused and coupled with Scheffler's amazingly detailed illustrations, we are hooked. Stick Man has it all; drama, heartache and an almost tragic ending turned into a very happy one. Love love Stick Man!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good this book is really cute for little kids
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a fan I know a lot of people like this book. My children loved it. I personally wasn't a fan - I much prefer some of Donaldson's other books.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Got a lot of giggles with this one
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the stick man Julia Donaldson, my favourite author. All her books are extraordinary.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stick Man I bought this story for my niece who loves the Gruffalo (same author). After opening the Christmas present she asked her Dad to read it to her. It has a lovely rhythm similar to the Gruffalo that children adore. The pictures are also cute. And of course, everyone ends up happy. Another endearing story by this author.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cute! A must for any Gruffalo fan! I felt obligated to write a review after seeing the negative one posted here. My daughters are 3 & 5 and LOVE this book. I think it is very cute and makes a perfect Christmas gift for any Gruffalo fan. It has the same rhythmic verse to it and beautiful, colourful pictures. They love to spot the Gruffalo ordament on the Christmas tree. I have bought this book for all my nieces and nephews for Christmas too, since we love it so much! I would highly recommend!
Date published: 2011-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dissapointing This book was one of my few disappointments this year. The illustrations are okay, the story is okay, but it was not great. The story is that of a Stick man who gets chased by a dog, then thrown in a river. All he wants is to return home to his family.
Date published: 2010-10-03

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Stick Man*"Scheffler's engaging illustrations, Donaldson's irresistible rhyming text and repeated refrains make this a winning read-aloud." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"Donaldson and Scheffler's poignant, suspenseful profile....could become a December perennial." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"The easy cadence, with a rolling structure and uncomplicated rhymes, will make this endearing picture book a fun read-along." -Booklist