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Stuck

Written by Oliver Jeffers

Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Books for Babies and Toddlers Recommended Children's eBooks

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Shortlisted for the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year Award 2011

Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from award-winning, internationally best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers!  A hilarious book with a wonderful surprise ending.

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Stuck Synopsis

Floyd gets his kite stuck up a tree. He throws up his shoe to shift it, but that gets stuck too. So he throws up his other shoe and that gets stuck, along with! a ladder, a pot of paint, the kitchen sink, an orang-utan and a whale, amongst other things! Will Floyd ever get his kite back?

Oliver Jeffers reads from Stuck in this trailer:

 

Stuck Press Reviews

'Children of four to seven will revel in the anarchic sense of humour, and it would be more fun than most for the adult reader.' The Spectator

Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:

'Mouth-wateringly irresistible' - The Guardian

'This is a book that children will devour' The Observer

'This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.' Mail on Sunday

'The whole thing looks good enough to eat.' TES

'A beautifully produced edition that really is good enough to eat.' The Bookseller

'With The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised.' Junior

Praise for How to Catch a Star

'The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding.' Telegraph

'Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good.' The Bookseller

 'A story about possibilities and disappointments with a triumphant ending, all of which Jeffers captures through the beautifully expressive changing moods of his little boy.' - The Guardian

Praise for The Heart and the Bottle

'Profoundly moving' - The Irish Times

Praise for Up and Down

'Full of heart' Irish Times

Praise for Lost and Found

'A heart-warming story' - The Guardian

'An uplifting story: pictures of such spare beauty, suffused with a dreamlike quality.' Independent Online

'Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship. Illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression!and body language.' Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story!little children will love to share it.' Carousel

'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.' Publishing News

'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.' Irish Independent

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007263899
Publication date: 26/04/2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007263868
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007263868
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.  Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) ...

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