Stick Man gets carried away from his family in the mouth of a dog while out for a jog. Thenceforward he is put to all kinds of uses to which he objects in alarm with a repeated refrain. Eventually he comes to the aid of a ‘Stuck Man’ who is able to help him get home to the family tree.
See also: The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket and Matt Forsythe (9781783446605), Andersen Press £6.99
Stanley's Stick by John Hegley (9780340988190), Hachette £6.99
Ruby's Sword by Jacqueline Veissid (9781452163918), Chronicle £11.99
The Stick Book by Fiona Danks (9780711232419), Frances Lincoln £9.99