This week Stanley strolled up the red carpet with Clint Eastwood at the Oscars. Flat Stanley has also visited the White House.
I love helping out with Flat Stanley-type projects. I have taken "Traveling Texas Heroes" to football games and on vacations. One year I sent "Neil Armstrong" off to the USS Kitty Hawk and he got to fly over Mount Suribachi in an F-14 Tomcat and visit Japan.
"In the book, by Jeff Brown, Stanley gets squashed flat by a falling bulletin board," said Dale Hubert, a Canadian third-grade teacher who created the Flat Stanley Project. "Stanley's parents rolled him up, put him in an envelope and mailed him to his friend in California. And that just seemed like a way of communicating that grade-three students might enjoy."
The program is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of elementary school students while they learn about new people and places.