Friday, February 10, 2012

Perfect Picture Books- Stuck



Title: Stuck
Written and Illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers
Published by Philomel Books, 2011
Suitable for: Ages 3 and up
Theme/Topics: Problem solving, humor, chain reactions
Overview/Synopsis: From the publisher: "When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things." The story continues with Floyd becoming very creative about ways to get his kite down. When it finally comes down, he has this nagging feeling that he's forgotten something. What could he have forgotten?
Activities: Ask kids how they would get something out that is stuck in a tree. I bet there could be some very funny responses from that one.
Why I Chose This Book: I went to the library looking for two other books, and stumbled up on this one. Considering the amount of items that have ended up in the trees in my back yard, and the various items and methods used to try to remove said items, this books seems like it could have been written by one of my own kids. Enjoy!



For more Perfect Picture Books, visit Susanna Hill's blog- the resources are amazing and I've found some wonderful children's picture books from my fellow contributors. Our current favorite is, I'd Really Like to Eat a Child.

17 comments:

  1. I've been wanted to bring this one home for a while. Great choice and thanks for sharing :)

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  2. sounds like a fun read. can't wait to find out all the ways to try and get something down. such a simple book concept .. why didn't i think of it. :-)

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  3. Jennifer, it's definitely worth bringing home.
    Darshana, you're so right. Totally wish I had thought of it too!

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  4. Well, now I want to know what he forgot! Let's see if I can solve this problem — Oh, put it on my library list. Sounds like a fun one.

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  5. Adding it to my list. This book sounds like a lot of fun. And I love fun! It sounds like Floyd is an excellent character. :-)

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  6. This book looks very fun, and I'm dying to know what the climax is and how it ends! Thanks for sharing. Oliver Jeffers is great!

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  7. Tracy, this really is a great problem-solving books for kids. And it sounds like a lot of fun. I'm curious how it ends. Inquiring minds are impatient!

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  8. I was soooo close to featuring this one on my blog this week! We love this book at my house, especially the last illustration with the shadow of the tree in the background...my kids just crack up at it! Good choice!

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    1. Amy, I picked this one up on a whim and it turned into a favorite in our house in a short period of time. Great minds!

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  9. Sounds like such a fun book! As a Mom of three boys, we get things stuck in trees a lot around here. Why is that??? I am definitely going to have to put this one on our "to read," list. :)

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    1. Must be a boy thing- with two boys here, the trees seems to be a "holding place" for many things.

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  10. I'm picking this one up next week! Thanks for posting about it!

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  11. This sounds like a funny book! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to check it out!

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  12. I love Oliver Jeffers but hadn't heard of this book. Will definitely check it out.

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  13. This has been in my Amazon cart for months, but I wasn't sure about it - thanks for the final push!

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