Artie Knapp, Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand
Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand
Illustrator: Barbara Leonard Gibson
Publisher: Cincinnati Children’s
Length: 32 pages
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“What are you looking at?” asked a sweet little voice from behind a park bench.
Stanley turned around and was surprised to see a little girl squirrel smiling at him.
“Hello,” said Stanley. “I’m ju.. just watching the birds.”
The little squirrel giggled, and then asked Stanley, “Why do you talk like that?”
“I have a pro.. pro.. problem saying words sometimes. Look, I’m not in the mood to be made fun of,” said Stanley sharply.
“I wasn’t making fun of you. I think it’s cute,” said the little squirrel.
“Everybody makes fun of the way I talk. What’s so c... c... cute about that?”
“Look, if it takes you a little longer to say what you want, there is nothing wrong with that. It’s what you say to others that really matters.”
Copyright © 2011 by Artie Knapp