Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Teaching the Book - "STUCK"
Who doesn't love Oliver Jeffers, illustrator extraordinaire and maker of favorite children's books? This season, he's back with another treat: Stuck, an absurdly funny "tale of trying to solve a problem by throwing things at it." (I mean, come on, who hasn't done this before?)

And as with all of Jeffers' books, buried in his childlike illustrations and light-hearted storytelling is a deeper metaphor for the blessings and curses of the human condition.  This is a great discussion topic.

A cute art activity:

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Book Description

November 10, 2011 3 and upP and up

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! 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 got 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? A hilarious book with a wonderful surprise ending.
Watch the story being read by the author, Oliver Jeffers - plus extras of what didn't make it in the book and watch him do some sketching.

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