Stick Man, a new release by Scholastic, is out this season for holiday enjoyment. Created by Julie Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this seasonal rhyming tale tells the story of a stick man who is taken accidentally from his family tree by a well meaning pooch. One mishap after another takes him farther away from home. On his final stop, he ends up in a woodpile by a fireplace. It looks like the end until instead of another Stick Man, he hears a stuck man (Santa) who needs his help getting out of the chimney. From there, all ends well.
Clever rhyming sequences using word families and repetitive language make Stick Man well suited for primary classrooms.