Jeffers, Oliver

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780399257377
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,21 cm.


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Jan 30, 2015
  • sewingmom rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of our favourites!

Sep 25, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers goes on a flight of fancy as Floyd throws object after object into the tree to knock his kite loose. After he tosses the other shoe, a cat soon follows. Floyd finally grabs a ladder...and pitches it right into the branches—where it stays. More potential kite-knockers follow, each one stranger than the last.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/stuck_jeffers

Dec 18, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In this silly story, a boy throws larger and larger items into a tree to try to dislodge his kite -- including a car, a fire truck and a whale! In my experience, younger kids may not get the humor of the story, but kids who do think it's hilarious.

Jun 22, 2013
  • Yahong_Chi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There is something unutterably elegant about a picture book like this. Full-page but sparse illustrations highlight the movement of our very active protagonist with either no or half-completed backdrops, and simple shapes (e.g. Floyd's oval head, rectangular body) characterize every object drawn. In fact, the artistic style is—presumably deliberately—very rough; sketch-like lines are used instead of clear outlines. The lack of backdrops also allows Floyd's character to almost literally move across the page, from left to right, as if in a comic book with invisible panels. The story is repetitive but nevertheless adorably quirky, with a mix of dialogue and character cameos keeping things fresh. The scale of the objects being thrown by Floyd grows and grows with matching (hilarious) illustrations. And at the point where it seems that he's finally realized some common sense, instead one more thing gets stuck... but at least he gets his kite back.

Nov 14, 2012
  • faizamalik rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ours kids think its hilarious. We love Oliver Jeffers stories and illustrations.

Oct 06, 2012
  • El_Gato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The little boys loved this. Rollicking good read! Outrageous and predictable but oh so fun! Not as serious as some other Oliver Jeffers books.

Aug 16, 2012
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love Oliver Jeffers, and his new progressive story is awesome. This would be a great read aloud.

Jul 03, 2012
  • YogiMumma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a strange thing the boys and husband picked up was that the little boy looked like he had 2 faces. . .otherwise a silly engaging book.


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