Paperback. Pub Date :2012-10-10 Pages: 32 Language: English Publisher: Hodder Chiildrens Books Stanleys Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents - glorious poet John Hegley and award-winning illustrator Neal Layton. Stanleys stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand. Stanleys options are endless - he flies to the moon. writes in the sand. goes fishing. plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur - and his imagination takes over and the magic begins.Hegleys lyrical prose captures the free-wheeling expressiveness of childhood. and Laytons deceptively simple illustrations are full of wit and character. Sweet. magical and thoroughly entertaining. this is Hegley and Laytons first collaboration.