If you need proof that picture books are for all ages, Oliver JeffersStuck is first on the evidence list.

Everyone gets stuck. We all know what it feels like to get in that rut and not break free. Floyd starts out innocently enough with his kite, stuck in a tree. Very usual, right? But Floyd never does the predictable.

Kids will get the humour and examine the quirky illustrations with delight. If your kids are familiar with DRTA (Directed Reading Thinking Activity), try it with this book. Have  fun showing them how the humour works because all of their predictions will be wrong! (So don’t use this book as your first lesson with DRTA).


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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