Stuck

From the illustrator of the #1 smash The Day the Crayons Quit comes another bestseller--a giggle-inducing tale of everything tossed, thrown, and hurled in order to free a kite!

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.

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By Maggie (Fredericksburg, VA) · ★★★★★ · March 24, 2014
We've had this one for awhile, but tonight I read it with the wee maggots again and realized I had never recommended it to others.

It's like black-humor-for-babies. It's not really dark in the slightest, but it subverts typical moralistic picture books in a way that my kids find hilarious — they... ...more
By Jami · ★★★★☆ · June 03, 2012
Audience: This is a fantastic book for kids who like funny, silly stories. It is great for kids who like to read for humor as well as for teachers looking for a book to teach the reading strategy of making predictions. It would also be a great choice for a teacher looking for a book to use as a s... ...more
By Rebecca (London, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★★ · December 17, 2013
Stuck is a hilarious little story about a boy, Floyd, who gets his kite stuck up in a tree. The story follows Floyd in his not-so-logical thinking around how to get the kite down. Firstly by throwing his shoe, and yes, that does get stuck too, he comes up with many other strange and wonderful obj... ...more
By Lisa (San Francisco, CA) · ★★★☆☆ · February 03, 2013
What makes this story funny is its ludicrousness. I enjoyed the cumulative nature of the story, and loved the fact that Floyd’s favorite shoe is his left shoe. It is pretty amusing all that’s needed to retrieve a kite from a tree. I do wish the ending had been different though. I expected certain... ...more
By Alan (Birmingham, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★★ · February 18, 2013
Clare (my wife) is an infant teacher, but she's recently been tasked with setting up and stocking the library, so she occasionally brings home books to show me. The ones she thinks I'll like. For example The Red Tree. This time it was two Oliver Jeffers' books (this one and The Incredible Book Ea... ...more
By midnightfaerie (Clinton, OH) · ★★★★☆ · July 20, 2013
This book was our introduction to Jeffers and we loved him. An appealing book about a boy who gets his kite stuck up in the tree and has to find various ways to get it out, most of them pretty silly, which had all my kids laughing and shaking their heads. The only down side, if you even consider... ...more
By Stefani (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · September 21, 2014
You can read this review and more on my blog, Caught Read Handed.

Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree, so he decides to try to get it down by throwing his shoe at it. But that gets stuck too, so he throws his other shoe. And on and on it goes until it seems everything that he could possibly throw at... ...more
By N. (Woking, N7, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · March 09, 2014
Stuck, is a story about a boy who gets his kite stuck in a tree, to try and get his kite down he throws his shoes into the tree unsurprisingly that gets stuck too. As the boy becomes more determined to get his kite and shoes back he throws bigger and bigger items into the tree including a whole f... ...more
By Hannah (Saint Helier, 00, Jersey) · ★★★☆☆ · February 17, 2014
What do you do if your kite gets stuck in a tree? Throw something else at it and hopefully the kite will dislodge, right? This book by Oliver Jeffers explores the stickiest tree in history; everything gets stuck in it, including the kitchen sink.

I did not enjoy this book as much as previous books... ...more