This is a story about a very special child in a very special class in a very special school. This is the story of Stan and his friends in Class 3. The children in Class 3 were always going on adventures. Adventures where they didn’t even leave the classroom. There was one boy in Class 3 who loved these adventures more than most.His name was Stan.Stan loves going to school each day. That’s because at school he learns about amazing places, and when he learns about them, he visits them! Stan may be in a wheelchair, but in his mind he swings from trees in rainforests and floats through space. What will his next adventure be? What will yours?
I haven't read this book yet. In fact I just a few moments ago heard about it. This review is being written because the synopsis describes precisely what I love about books. Reading books at this level of submersion into the story is like being there yourself. You are a character in the story. You travel and have adventures and create very real memories. I was always told my style of reading was a form of escapism. I've known better all my life. Through books I've traveled to India, Greece, China, Japan, Argentina, Cuba, Russia, Korea, Vietnam ... Africa, Australia, Venezuela, Benin, Guatemala, Chile, and the Phillipines. I've met Ghengis Khan and the Emperor of Japan, I've ridden in a reindeer sleigh in Norway and climbed Mt Everest. All this to say: This is what stories should do. This is what parents and educators need to teach to children. Books take you on adventures, teach you about history and expose you to other cultures - all without leaving your chair. As Dr Seuss once said ... Oh the places you'll go!
What an absolutely fantastic read! As a parent of a child with a disability, it really warmed my heart to think that my child may experience things in the same way as the boy in the story. Warning - if you have a child or know a child with a disability, have tissues ready before you read! This may well bring a tear to your eye!!
I brought this book as a Christmas present for my niece, and I’m pleased to say that not only has she enjoyed it, but the whole family have enjoyed reading it, not only the younger generation of the family but also the elders! Such a heart warming, exciting, fun story for children to read. I couldn’t recommend this inspiring book anymore.
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