by Oliver Jeffers


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399257377
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/10/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 37,583
Product dimensions: 9.26(w) x 12.48(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile: AD530L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

 Oliver Jeffers ( makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Stuck 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both the illustrations and the tale are woven together into a beautiful book that my nephew absolutely loved. My favourite page is the orangutan, but my nephew loves the last page...I promise I will not spoil it for you!
lhamed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It all started when Floyd¿s kite gets stuck in a tree. Everything he threw at the kite also got stuck in the tree. The illustration in this book is really fun and different.
alyson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Funny! I love the little tiny saw that does the trick but in an unexpected way!
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
DARLING BOOK! MUST SEE! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree...and "it wouldn't come unstuck." Not knowing what else to do he throws his shoe up to try to get the kite down... Only to have his shoe get stuck too! Floyd throws thing after thing up into the tree Read to find out what gets stuck in the tree and in what order... And to see if the kite ever does come down :) LOVED IT!
RoRoD More than 1 year ago
This is such a clever book! How many things can get stuck before something gets un-stuck? My kids love reading this book and talk forever about how hard it would be to throw the front door in a tree and how mad mommy would be if the kitchen sink got stuck. It is a fun silly, book and should be a classic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jeffers knows how to get a kid's attention. This book has fun surprises for all ages. We loved it so much we bought our own copy.
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A boy loses his kite in a tree and tries to get it out by trowing things up at it. He continues to throw larger and larger items and they all get stuck. Kids will love this. I brought it for my 5 year old nephew.
rn513 More than 1 year ago
I read this out loud to my husband (who is really just a big kid :)....we both loved it. Absurd humor, cute illustrations; it struck my funny bone ! I'm certain my 4 year old grandson will love it as well.