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Stuck, by Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers
2011 Philomel
ISBN – 9780399257377
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Preschool, Early Elementary
4.5 Stars

Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree. He tried to pull it but it wouldn’t budge. In order to free the kite he threw his shoe at it, but then his shoe got stuck. He continued to throw bigger and bigger things at the tree, in order to free his kite. Will Floyd ever get his kite unstuck?

This book is hilarious. There is some humor in there that the littler kids won’t get. Like when Floyd finally decides to get a saw, and he lines it up just right, and then….throws it at the kite! Ha. The pages are bright and colorful with the simple and messy illustrations. I also like that the text is that almost half print, half cursive. It adds to the fun and unpredictability of the book. On a side note, I just bought this for my niece for Christmas, I am hoping that it helps her to learn to read cursive.

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