Stick Man

Suitable for 3 - 7 years

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A dazzling delight from the creators of The Gruffalo, which explores what it’s like to be misunderstood. Stick Man looks like any old stick. No one realises he has feelings. And when one morning he goes for a jog and forgets to watch out for an excited dog, poor Stick Man becomes the stick that the dog wants to use for his favourite trick! Soon Stick Man is being used for all sorts of things: a flag mast; a cricket bat; even firewood! As summer changes to winter, and Stick Man is lost and frozen, how will he get home to the Family Tree again? Introducing an unforgettable character, this warm, witty and original rhyming story builds to an exciting and moving finale.

“An irresistibly jaunty picture book, spiced with the danger familiar to all those who love The Gruffalo.” Guardian

“Another cracker of a book. Donaldson’s rhymes bound along, like vintage Dr Seuss, while Scheffler’s slyly witty illustrations are a pleasure.” Financial Times

Product Details





Date published

September 7th, 2009

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.8; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details

  • 32 pages



UK edition


Julia Donaldson

Photo of Julia Donaldson

Axel Scheffler

Photo of Axel Scheffler


  1. Zara
    on 19 March 2017

    Stick man

    It was a very good book and I enjoyed it . I like Julia

  2. Oz"s mum
    on 12 November 2013

    Stick Man

    This is a fab kids book, especially near Christmas time. My son had it when he was in nursery aged 3 and we still read it occasionally and he is now 8. It goes down as one of our favourite kids books of all time. Both my children love the rhymes and enjoy telling the story. If you haven't read it - do so now! A real heart warming christmas story with real meaning of Christmas sentiment

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What kids think

  1. Smogatron
    on 14 September 2020

    I liked stickman because it was kind of adventurous, he was a throw and catch stick a stick for a swans nest a flag for a sandcastle and a stick for a fire,then Santa Claus came down the chimney and delivered stick man back to his home and he saw his stick family.

    5 out of 5
  2. zouzouna22
    on 23 July 2020

    i have thise book at home

  3. southwoodbookclub
    on 3 June 2019

    It was very good

  4. Dropplestar
    on 25 October 2016

    I loved stick man it was one of the best stories ever.I thought it was so sweet how he lost his children and his stick lady love.I liked the bit when stick man is in the fire and Santa saved him.When I was little I read this all the time so I would recommend it to small children .

    3 out of 5
  5. fairyprincessdanielle
    on 15 June 2016


    5 out of 5
  6. Kingfisher15
    on 15 July 2015

    I love stick man

  7. Catdragon
    on 17 May 2015

    I loved this book when I little but I’m not a huge fan now.I would say it’s aimed at four-five.

  8. bimbo12334
    on 21 November 2014

    This book was really good i used to read it all the time at school when i was little so i recommend it for little children

  9. 9520
    on 28 October 2014

    Liked this book . Got it at home .

  10. sparkstar
    on 20 July 2014

    will stick man ever get back home?

  11. Readingwizard55
    on 9 March 2014

    Little ones will adore this book. I read it to my little cousin (3) and he was squealing again again. This book will keep you little ones quiet for a few hours. Great.

  12. Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    This is about a stick man who gets used for lots of different things like playing pooh sticks.

  13. Leahka99
    on 8 March 2014

    This is a funny classic book made for kids

  14. alibaba4
    on 8 March 2014

    A good picture book

    4 out of 5
  15. madness86
    on 7 March 2014

    I love reading this with my mummy at bedtime and love the bit where it says im stick man im stick man thats me :) ive read it over and over and know the story really well so i can join in with mummy

    4 out of 5
  16. Earthma
    on 6 March 2014

    I love this book. It’s very clever how they me the story and rhyme fit together. The pictures are funny

    5 out of 5
  17. fantasticmissfox
    on 5 March 2014

    I love stick man. it is now a family favorite that we all read.

  18. wing4
    on 4 March 2014

    This book is brilliant and great to read at Christmas As there is snow and father Christmas involved.

  19. feets17
    on 3 January 2014

    I loved it

  20. dinma07
    on 13 November 2013

    dinma 07 i loved reading the sitck man book.

    4 out of 5
  21. cheem021
    on 27 October 2013


  22. karategirl15
    on 13 September 2013

    i think it is really a little bit funny , i think it is a little bit nice and my favourite bit was when father christmas came. it was amazing , when father christmas came i thought he was coming out the book and giving us loads of presents. thanks. my big sis is louisegirlz check out her page.

    5 out of 5
  23. xxChocolateBoxGirlxx
    on 7 March 2013

    I thought that this book was ok, but I think it needs more words.Great for younger kids though :P

    3 out of 5
  24. supercoolcharm
    on 7 March 2013

    I like this book because it is fun to read and I really like this book don’t forgot to put it at the top of your “must buy”list!!!

    5 out of 5
  25. natashakrywald
    on 7 March 2013

    i also loved the gruffalo

  26. Paradise56
    on 6 March 2013

    this book is good

    4 out of 5
  27. rockstar101
    on 6 March 2013

    good book

  28. thesoupdragon44
    on 4 March 2013

    This is my sons favourite Julie Donaldson book, I love rhyming books, and this one doesn’t disappoint. With the magical Christmassy guest, lots of twists and turns. In fact I think I know most of this book off by heart!

    Defiantly a Must have for all readers

    5 out of 5
  29. 1Dluver2002
    on 4 March 2013

    its a really good book for quite young kids

  30. kooroo078
    on 27 February 2013

    i like this book it shows that how people look it doesnt mean there feelings match with looks!

    5 out of 5
  31. summer1449410
    on 26 February 2013

    i think this is rubbish it needs more words for me but great job making it i would say it for a three year old

    1 out of 5
  32. kkitt-kkatt
    on 15 February 2013

    a great adventure for me and my brother

  33. fellow
    on 2 February 2013

    Its a fun book.I enjoyed it a lot

  34. Pip38
    on 28 January 2013

    Loved it

    4 out of 5
  35. migit1
    on 7 March 2012

    i like this book because it makes you stop and think about what we can do with sticks!

  36. la1397
    on 4 March 2012

    This story is so sweet, and at parts even at my age I got a bit sniffly because i thought the stick man wouldn’t find his family. Its great for youngens who want a read with a happy ending. :)

  37. axle
    on 4 March 2012


  38. StarstoneShyElk
    on 2 March 2012

    my family love it everyone should its a fab book!

  39. angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    this book is really great and it has really fun but realistic adventures of a stick.

    4 out of 5
  40. fish38
    on 26 February 2012

    I fink stick man is cool for me

  41. Booklover88
    on 5 February 2012

    My little brother loved this book and I found the pictures beautiful. The rhythm and rhyme is lovely and clever also. I recommend this to anyone who loves a happy ending!

  42. charlie269
    on 30 November 2011

    it was very good so much that our teacher bought it ages ago for our class novel

  43. nopassword123456789
    on 11 April 2011

    a rhyming delight from the creators of THE GRUFFALO

    3 out of 5
  44. dasdas
    on 20 March 2011


    5 out of 5
  45. ozzyozlem
    on 5 March 2011

    Funny,but not for me

    3 out of 5
  46. fizzpop01
    on 3 March 2011

    this book is soo cool

  47. Hubert
    on 3 March 2011

    I’ve read this and i think it’s… not horrible IT’S BRILLEANT.

  48. boxer39
    on 3 March 2011

    really good book.i liked this story .stickman went out for a jog and got into all sorts of trouble .he was glad when he made it home

  49. lucy98
    on 2 March 2011


  50. jijo
    on 20 February 2011

    i loved the ryming book and i can even follow its ryme (ill fetch it and ill drop it)


    5 out of 5
  51. working96
    on 20 January 2011


    1 out of 5
  52. roxfox
    on 19 January 2011

    Santa Helped stickman .

    5 out of 5
  53. Cp-rox-my-sox
    on 16 January 2011

    I read this! Its a great book but I recommend it to people who like rhymes and poetry!

    5 out of 5
  54. wenti
    on 3 January 2011

    Love this book!

    5 out of 5
  55. scribblescribble
    on 13 June 2010

    this looks good!

    5 out of 5
  56. izzybea
    on 23 September 2009

    this book has lovely pictures

    5 out of 5

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