Stuck by Oliver JeffersStuck by Oliver Jeffers


byOliver Jeffers

Paperback | May 29, 2012

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Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck in 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.
Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award. 'Lost and Found' animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.
Title:StuckFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pagesPublished:May 29, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007263899

ISBN - 13:9780007263899

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny! One of the funniest books my children and I have read in ages. Each time we read it, it gets funnier! Someone is always giggling so much we have to take a break partway through. Wonderful illustrations as well. An excellent bedtime or anytime story.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story This is a good story for young children. Unique, silly and the pictures will make you laugh
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun and quirky Stuck turns the law of gravity on its head. Instead of things falling out of a tree, everything the main character throws up into the tree stays there. Fun, ridiculous at the end, but children will love it. For anyone who's ever got a kits stuck in a tree.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun book that kids will love This is such a clever and comical book, with great illustrations. Kids will love it!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stuck My daughter loves this book. She finds the story funny and loves the illustrations.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to read Another humorous read by Oliver Jeffers. Simple and silly, this is one of our favourites to read aloud with the kids.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stuck by Oliver Jeffers This book is ideal for young children in an Early Years setting as well as in Key Stage 1 (ages 4-7 years) as it is a very simple story that is based around child humour. The story is great for questioning and getting children to imagine and come up with their own ideas. What’s going to happen next? How is Floyd going to be able to get the kite down? The story allows for lots of discussion and open-ended questions, children are fully involved in the story and they will find it so funny to predict what is going to happen next. I love how the end to the story is also left open-ended, allowing for even more discussion and encouraging children to use their imaginations! This story would be a great foundation for introducing story-telling; getting children to write their own endings to stories, or even for children in the Early Years to draw or use role play to tell their story endings. I really love this book and it has introduced me to the other wonderful stories by Oliver Jeffers, which have just as much humour along with the beautiful illustrations!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a read aloud I read this book to my kindergarten class and they loved it. It allowed for opportunities to predict what would happen next, and was also great for retelling. My class did a large scale drawing of a tree with assorted items stuck in it after reading.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable Such a cute story about a boy who gets his kite stuck in the tree and keeps grabbing things to help him get it the most unusual way. This is a really cute story and can bring about a conversation of problem solving.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious My daughter loved it. Her teacher had read it at school. When I pulled it out at home, she immediately recognized it and told me all about it. Even though she knew it, she enjoyed having it read to her again. Her little brother (two years old) and I also enjoyed it. There hasn't been one book written by Jeffers that my daughter doesn't like so far.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Another fun story by Geffers! Quirky and original!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I love this book! It reminds of Robert Munsch books. I love the illustrations. It's about a little boy who gets his knife stuck up in a tree, and then he throws his earthly possessions into the tree, and then goes on to throw firetrucks and whales to try to get his kite down. It's a fun story!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly entertaining Pulled this book off the library shelf because the cover caught my eye. Am I ever glad I did. My children loved every bit of it! Such a creative story. I love Jeffers art! Will be purchasing this one for our favorites collection!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Life Lesson This is an awesome story for children! Such a good lesson! Very funny also!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! #plumreview My family are huge Oliver Jeffers fans and this one is hilarious! It is read over and over in our house. Excellent book!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Much Fun My five year old boys love this. Every time something else gets stuck in that tree they laugh. I snatch up any Oliver Jeffers book as soon as I see them.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh out loud funny! A simple premise, but had my four year old laughing out loud! Three cheers for Oliver Jeffers. We have never been disappointed by his books.
Date published: 2015-06-17

Editorial Reviews

"Stuck is perhaps the most impressive picture book published this year. Brilliantly silly." Daily TelegraphPraise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:'Mouth-wateringly irresistible' The Guardian'This is a book that children will devour' The ObserverPraise for Lost and Found:'A heart-warming story' The GuardianPraise for How to Catch a Star:'The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding.' Telegraph'Hail to new talent. If only all picture books could be this good.' The BooksellerPraise for The Heart and the Bottle:'Profoundly moving' The Irish Times