Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Lori Haskins Houran
Illustrator: Macky Pamintuan
Flat Stanley visits his cousin Billy and his uncle Bob at the farm. Uncle Bob is frustrated when his pumpkins start to disappear. Flat Stanley acts as the scarecrow in the pumpkin patch that night to catch the culprit and finds Billy and his friend! It turns out they want to showcase Uncle Bob's pumpkins at the fair, and Stanley helps them. One of the pumpkins wins the prize and the whole family celebrates by eating pumpkin pie, made with the prize-winning pumpkin.
Flat Stanley and the Missing Pumpkins is an “I Can Read” book that kids will be excited to read with a little help from an adult. There are some tricky words, but a majority of the vocabulary will be familiar to young readers. The pictures give hints to help children with the trickier words. Dialogue is also included in the text, which makes the book more exciting. The illustrations are simple and colorful. This book will leave kids wondering what life would be like if they were flat and excited for the fall season!