Poderia ser Stanley e a Lâmpada Mágica , livro 2 de a série Flat Stanley?
Stanley Lambchop has found a real magic lamp with a genie inside! The genie tells Stanley he can wish for anything in the world: fame, a magical pet, superpowers -- you name it.
When Stanley's family finds out about the genie, they have some wishes, too. But the more wishes Stanley makes, the stranger his own life becomes. Oh, poor Stanley!
Segundo a Wikipedia, ele tem um irmão, um irmão chamado Arthur. Um dos comentários menciona um "askit basket":
I loved the idea of an "askit basket." Kind of like a portable, magical librarian.
Como este :
Text-to-text connections with the Askit Basket in this story and Dan Gutman's book, The Homework Machine.
Além disso, esta análise da Amazon :
I read a good book called Stanley and the Magic Lamp. Stanley finds a lamp and wishes to get answers for his homework. Then he gets an askit basket and puts his paper in and gets his answers. This book is very entertaining and funny. Read the book to see what happens when Arthur, Stanley's little brother, and Stanley make more wishes from the genie. See what happens when he starts wishing for bigger wishes.
Em uma nota lateral, a frase foi usada em um game show da década de 1930:
Host: Jim McWilliams (through 10/40), Ed East (from 10/40)
Sponsor: Colgate Toothpaste and Shaving Cream, Palmolive Soap
Type of Show: Game Show
NB: This is my favorite game show of the Golden Age of Radio. The premise was simple. There was a quiz. If the contestant didn't know the answer, the constestant would have to do a stunt which was sent in by the home audience. Some people would do anything for a six month supply of soap, toothpaste, and shaving cream! Ed East was probably best known with Ralph Dumke as Sisters of the Skilletor the Quality Twins.