- Age Range: 3 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 2
- Lexile Measure: AD740L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Philomel Books; 1st Edition edition (November 10, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399257373
- ISBN-13: 978-0399257377
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.4 x 12.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 250 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stuck Hardcover – November 10, 2011
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About the Author
Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) 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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The kid throws stuff on the tree. Each item he throws is to unstuck the previous one but all get stuck.
He manages to throw a whale, a firefighter and a mailman and a full house, lol. I found it funny but my husband found it silly. So depends on your sense of humor maybe?
My son and myself liked it though!
Best way to unstick something stuck is to toss up something else, hope to hit it (the first item that is) and thereby knock it down.
I know this.
My frisbee got stuck in a tree.
I tossed up a rock.
Then I stood there waiting for the frisbee to come down.
The rock, having missed the frisbee, came down instead and cracked me on the head. Fortunately, my uncle, a physician, was in the house and therefore available to administer first aid.
In Stuck, Floyd tosses up the following to dislodge his kite:
Favorite shoe, other one, Mitch the cat, stepladder, can of paint, duck, chair, friend's bicycle, kitchen sink, front door, family car, milkman, orangutang, small boat, big boat, rhinoceros, long distance truck, house across the street (with neighbor inside), lighthouse, curious whale, fire engine followed by firemen one by one...
And they all get stuck.
How it all ends, I won't divulge, but it's a delightful book that you and your kids will certainly not get tired of...
This book is well written, very funny, and designed so that it can be read over and over without the adult going insane. Oliver Jeffers is the favorite author in our house. Any and all of his books are worth the cost to buy.