Showdown at the Alamo is the last Flat Stanley book I read with my niece. I have to admit that I do not remember that much about the Alamo. As I read through this book I remembered interesting facts and I laughed as well. Stanley is definitely not normal, however he is like most kids. He has trouble fitting in, is different and has annoying siblings (sometimes). What boy does not want to be a cowboy at some point? This book had a few pages that confused me, maybe because I read into the plot too much. My niece read it smoothly and enjoyed it. I loved that as I read this book I felt as though I was in Texas and sightseeing!
I’m giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars.
Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Flat Stanley, our favorite flat hero, Stanley Lambchop, heads to Texas, where a showdown at the Alamo will make this the most exciting of all his Worldwide Adventures! In this tenth installment of Jeff Brown's humorous Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures series, readers will soar through unforgettable adventure, witness friendship at its best, and learn tons of fun facts about the Lone Star State! And for parents and teachers, each Flat Stanley book is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, like multicultural adventure, plot and character development story elements, and compare and contrast.
In this easy-to-read and incredibly hilarious chapter book, Stanley and his friends head to the big state of Texas to visit their pal Eduardo. From rocking out onstage at a music festival, to riding a horse, to parasailing in the desert, Stanley is having the time of his life! But when a mysterious truck starts following the friends, tensions run high. Who could it be? And what do they want? A suspenseful and surprising showdown at Texas's historic Alamo will reveal all . . . including Stanley's courageous inner cowboy.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
Age Level: 6 - 10 | Grade Level: 1 - 5