Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

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Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from award-winning, internationally best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers!

Floyd gets his kite stuck up a tree. He throws up his shoe to shift it, but that gets stuck too. So he throws up his other shoe and that gets stuck, along with… a ladder, a pot of paint, the kitchen sink, an orang-utan and a whale, amongst other things!

Will Floyd ever get his kite back?

A hilarious book with a wonderful surprise ending.


About Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers ( lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published April 30, 2012 by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Computers & Technology.

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The comically deadpan narration never overtells, moving straight from “Floyd fetched Mitch” (a cat) to “Cats get stuck in trees all the time, but this was getting ridiculous.” Sometimes Floyd verges on solutions, but he always lapses into the familiar pattern: “Floyd fetched a ladder.

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In an exuberantly absurd tale that recalls the old woman who swallowed a fly, a boy named Floyd goes to ridiculous lengths to remove his kite from a tree.

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Suite 101

Clever mice and compassionate toads use their wits to solve problems and get out of sticky situations in these funny picture books for young children.

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City Book Review

Flying a kite can be a lot of fun…unless your kite becomes stuck in a tree.

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We Love This Book

Small children and parents alike will delight in this funny new picture book from the distinctive writer and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, who has previously won both the Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award for Lost and Found, a story about a boy and his penguin friend.

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When Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree, he’s determined to get it out.

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Children's Books Guide

The written words themselves are a bit hard to read due to the fact that it’s made to look like a child’s messy writing, so young readers on their own might find it difficult to decipher.

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