Stanley is a nice average boy who leads a nice, ordinary life. Then one day a bulletin board falls on him and suddenly Stanley is as flat as a pancake! Being flat, he gets to have interesting adventures...but he also experiences a roller coaster of emotions. When Stanley rescues his mother's ring from a deep shaft, two policemen think he is "cuckoo". Another time, he is mailed in a large envelope to California to visit a friend. His brother, Arthur, flies Stanley the Kite in the park. Then, Stanley thinks of a brilliant idea to help the director of the Famous Museum of Art to catch the gang of sneak thieves. He stops a crime and becomes a hero! Despite all the attention, Stanley wishes he were normal again...can anyone help him? 64 pages.