Section 1: Chapters 1-2
- enormous: very large
- marvel: to be amazed
- alter: to change
- shaft: a deep, long hole
- hasty: acting too fast
- fragile: easily broken
- My grandmother’s antique crystal vase is very fragile.
- The elephant’s foot was enormous compared to mine.
- The tailor had to alter the wedding dress to make it fit the bride.
- Sara made a hasty decision to go to the beach and forgot about her homework.
- The beauty of the opera singer’s voice caused the audience to marvel.
- The miners had to travel down a dark shaft to get to their job site.
- Arthur wants his parents to see that the bulletin board fell on Stanley. (pg. 2)
- Stanley has to see Dr. Dan because he is flat as a pancake. (pg. 4)
- Dr. Dan admits that sometimes doctors know very little even though they have years of experience. (pg. 7)
- Stanley’s measurements are four feet tall, a foot wide, and half an inch thick. (pg. 7)
- Stanley likes being flat because he can slide through the cracks to go in and out of rooms. (pg. 8)
- Stanley helps his mother by sliding down between the bars of a grating to look for her ring. (pg. 10-11)
- Stanley travels to California by being mailed in an envelope. (pg. 18)
Section 2: Chapter 3
- jostle: to bump and push
- parcel: a package
- blush: to get red in the face
- famous: well known
- patient: able to wait
- gust: a strong blast of wind
- Sally was very patient as she waited for her turn on the swings.
- The mother avoided the subway for fear the crowds might jostle her baby.
- The mailman delivered a large parcel to my doorstep today.
- When he went outside, a strong gust of wind almost knocked Connor over.
- Morgan made his mother blush when he sang a song to her.
- George Washington is one of the most famous presidents in history.
- Mr. Lambchop likes to take the boys on outings with him on Sunday afternoons. (pg. 23)
- It is difficult when Stanley and Arthur cross the street or move in the crowds because they are sometimes jostled from their dad’s side. (pg. 23)
- Mr. Jones thinks Mr. Lambchop is carrying wallpaper. (pg. 26)
- Arthur piles encyclopedias on himself because he is jealous of Stanley. (pg. 28-31)
- Stanley asks Arthur to fly him like a kite. (pg. 32)
- When Arthur goes to get a hot dog, Stanley blows away and gets stuck in a tree. (pg. 35-36)
- It takes fifteen minutes for Arthur to rescue his brother. (pg. 36-37)
Section 3: Chapter 4
- gloomy: not cheerful
- permission: to allow something to be done
- expensive: high priced
- disguise: something that hides how you look
- sensational: very good
- prickle: a tingling sensation
- I felt a prickle on my hands from holding the snowball too long.
- Replacing the lost diamonds will be very expensive.
- Shanyna’s mother gave her permission to sleep over at a friend’s house.
- We all felt gloomy because it rained for ten days straight.
- The clown wore a funny disguise to the birthday party.
- The performance that the actress gave on opening night was sensational.
- Mr. Dart’s important job is being the director of the Famous Museum of Art. (pg. 38)
- Mr. Dart has become gloomy because another painting was stolen from the art museum. (pg. 38-40)
- The Chief of Police suspects a gang of sneak thieves is stealing the paintings. (pg. 40)
- Mrs. Lambchop says that Stanley must take a nap before carrying out his plan to help Mr. Dar. (pg. 44)
- Mr. Dart chooses a shepherdess disguise for Stanley. (pg. 47)
- The sneak thieves get into the museum through a secret trapdoor in the floor. (pg. 52)
- Stanley gets a medal for helping to catch the sneak thieves. (pg. 59)
Section 4: Chapter 5
- impossible: something that is too difficult
- creep: to move very slowly
- rummage: to search for something
- fling: throw forcefully
- rude: impolite
- bulge: to stick out or swell
- The toddler threatened to fling her toy across the room if she did not get a cookie.
- Mother said it would be impossible to go to Disneyland today because of the weather.
- After the rain, I sat and watched a snail creep across the sidewalk.
- It was very rude when Jordan cut his place in line.
- To find his lost sock, the boy had to rummage through his drawers.
- When Karen fell and hit her head, the bump began to quickly bulge.
- After a few weeks of fame, people begin to make fun of Stanley. (pg. 60-62)
- People begin to laugh at Stanley for being flat. (pg. 62)
- Arthur wakes up when he hears Stanley crying. (pg. 63)
- Arthur thinks Stanley is mad at him for letting him get tangled when he was a kite. (pg. 63)
- Arthur has an idea to pump Stanley with air. (pg. 67)
- Arthur tells Stanley to shake his right foot so that it will inflate. (pg. 70)
- The Lambchop family celebrates with hot chocolate and making toasts to Arthur for his clever idea. (pg. 71-72)