Many people have told us they would like to come along on our trip. Here are two friends who will actually get to. Have you heard the story of Flat Stanley, the boy who got flatened by a falling bulletin board and made the most of it by slipping into spaces where a real boy couldn't fit? Well Trip's teacher gave him a Flat Stanley to slip into our suitcase. Then Ellie's teacher gave her a Flat Simie. The two of them are already fast, flat friends. Watch this website for updates from Ellie and Trip on Stanley and Simie's adventures in Japan.