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Stuck Hardcover – November 10, 2011

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* "Jeffers’ light-handed illustrations are hilariously droll . . . The giggle-inducing conclusion leaves some stuff, um, up in the air."--A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2011, starred review — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

* "Yields a childlike aesthetic sure to tickle the funny bones of its target audience–and of the adults who share the story with youngsters."--School Library Journal, starred review — School Library Journal (starred review)

"With deceptive simplicity and sophisticated illustration, this comic look at problem solving will have wide appeal."--BooklistBooklist

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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Product Details

  • 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 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By jkrnyc on November 27, 2011
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I like all of Jeffers' books: all lovely and whimsical. This, though, is his best, in my opinion. It is absurd in a way that kids (even tinies like my 2.5 year old) and adults alike find funny, with a particularly amusing (and plausible even in the circumstances!) ending. I have already bought several copies for friends' kids.
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I've already read a couple Oliver Jeffers books, but this one is my favorite by far. Basically, Floyd's kite gets stuck in the tree, and he throws various items up to try to get it down. I got it for my cousin's kids (4 and 7), but my cousin and I were cracking up reading it!

Here's a link to Oliver Jeffers reading it:[...]
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Oliver Jeffers does an amazing job with Stuck. My almost 4 year old son was laughing so hard and then had me read it several more times. That is a good thing. As the title states, we were "stuck" in laughter!. It is an oversized book with amazing illustrations and because of its size, a nice book to read to a group for story time. This book is refreshing and helps children creatively think about things in a new way. It also adheres to the young child's developmental sense of self in the end. Highly recommend for an entertaining read at bedtime or with your story time group.
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I gave this to my 2.5 year old for Christmas and she thinks its hilarious. I disagree with other reviewers that this would encourage children to throw children into trees... I ask my little girl "would you ever throw a cat/whale/house into a tree?" "And she says "NO, that's SILLY!"
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I read all the reviews on this book before purchasing, there were lots of mixed ones about the type of font and how the book ends. Let me just say, this book is pure fun. It is not trying to teach your child a lesson or be educational in any way. It is trying to get giggles and smiles out of your child, and in that way is a HUGE success! My child LOVES this book. When we first got it he only called it "stuck" and now he says, "stuck in tree book, pleaaasse" So, I cannot recommend it any more highly than that. Except to say, I loved it so much I went out and bought other Oliver Jeffers books, like "How to catch a star" which is also a huge hit with my 3 year old.
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I was ordering some books for use in my preschool classroom and Stuck came up as a book with good recommendations. I was spending off a gift certificate and after some research decided to order it on an impulse as a treat to myself. It is a nice quality book, simple matte illustrations, and aesthetically pleasing. The font is part cursive/ part print and is a bit difficult for my seven year old daughter to read which is unfortunate for motivated readers and my preschool students who might want to find familiar letters or words in the text. The story was cute and pretty imaginative- just missing a real hook to keep me laughing. It's the end of the school year so I no longer have classes full of children to read to, maybe I'll have a different opinion about this book after I have a receptive audience. I'll add to this review in the fall if this is the case, but as a teacher of 25 years this book doesn't live up to some of the other read-a-loud books that I work with on a regular basis.
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After reading this book to groups of children from pre-k to third grade I have decided that this is a very funny read-out-loud book indeed. One class of students were inspired to create their own "Stuck" story and we ended up making a huge "Stuck" tree in our classroom and hanging drawings of our "Stuck" items from it. It's always a fun book to bring out with a new group, the laughing starts on the third page and just gets louder until the surprise ending! The font remained a bit of an issue for early reading preschoolers, it just wasn't similar enough for most of them to decode- but it wasn't generally an issue since the book is such a great group time read.
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In a nutshell: Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree. He throws his shoe up to try and dislodge it, only to exacerbate his problem. He begins throwing household items into the tree and then households and then more and more crazy and absurd things until finally he has a tree full of firemen and whales. In the end, his kite falls out and he nonchalantly goes to bed with a nagging feeling that he’s forgetting something.

Overall it gets great giggles. The illustrations are engaging and it can be the jumping off point for all sorts of conversations.

Families can talk about: What would you do if your kite got stuck in a tree? How many ways can you brainstorm to get a kite out of a tree? When should he have stopped to rethink his approach? At what point do you think it’s unrealistic that Floyd could throw those things? What does unrealistic mean? What kind of steroids do you think Floyd might be taking? Is it a good idea to throw a whale? How will he breathe? How safe is it to throw a saw? What’s a unibrow? And the question we’ve all been dying to ask: How does Floyd wear shoes when he doesn’t have feet?
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My two year old likes it, but doesn't love it yet. Cute story about trying to get something that's stuck in a tree out by continually throwing more things in---that all get stuck.
Note: The book is abnormally tall. Might not fit on some shelves.
Note:I took a star off because the book came with a stain (oily) on the front cover and a small rip on the back cover.
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