I’ve already declared my love for books by Oliver Jeffers, so you will not be surprised to see his latest book, Stuck, featured here.
This time we have a little boy whose kite gets stuck in a tree. To try and get it out he throws his shoe up…which also gets stuck, followed by his other shoe, another toy, the family cat and so on. Every time the object thrown into the tree gets a little bit bigger and a little more absurd!
This book is silly and quirky and appeals perfectly to the young child’s sense of the ridiculous.
I recently read ‘Stuck’ out loud to my storytime group to popular acclaim. And it seems to be the kind of story that gets stuck in a child’s imagination as I have had several families come back saying their child is now obsessed with the book. High praise indeed!
When Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree, he’s determined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking it down with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, it too gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . . is to throw his other shoe. Only now it’s stuck! Surely there must be something he can use to get his kite unstuck. An orangutan? A boat? His front door? Yes, yes, and yes. And that’s only the beginning. Stuck is Oliver Jeffers’ most absurdly funny story since The Incredible Book-Eating Boy. Childlike in concept and vibrantly illustrated as only Oliver Jeffers could, here is a picture book worth rescuing from any tree.