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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007263899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007263899
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 0.4 x 31.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.

From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.

His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.

HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over 30 languages, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and the New York Times Bestseller This Moose Belongs to Me and #1 New York Times Bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit.

Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels.

In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day.

Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA, screening on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and on Nickelodeon in the US and Australia.

Oliver was born in Port Hedland, Australia, grew up and was educated in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

www.oliverjeffers.com
www.oliverjeffersworld.com

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"Stuck is perhaps the most impressive picture book published this year… Brilliantly silly." Daily Telegraph

Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:

‘Mouth-wateringly irresistible’ The Guardian

‘This is a book that children will devour’ The Observer

Praise for Lost and Found:

‘A heart-warming story’ The Guardian

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

Praise for The Heart and the Bottle:

‘Profoundly moving’ The Irish Times

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award. ‘Lost and Found’ animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By carly on 22 Jun. 2012
Format: Paperback
When you see Oliver Jeffers name on a book you can be guaranteed it will be brilliant and Stuck really is no exception to that rule. It is charming, silly and a whole lot of fun. The storyline really did flow perfectly and had us laughing out loud on lots of occasions. I always love the fabulous illustrations in the authors books, which are full of life and colour. Stuck is yet again another winner that I can highly recommend, it will certainly put a smile on your face if nothing else.

It all started when a boy called Floyd gets his kite stuck in a tree. He throws his favourite shoe at it but it only gets stuck too. So Floyd randomly starts throwing everything and anything at the tree to try and get the kite unstuck. The stuff he throws gets sillier and sillier and funnier and funnier all the time.

But will poor Floyd ever get his kite back? Not to mention everything else he has winged at the tree. Well I won't give anything more away!

After reading Stuck my daughter wanted to know if we could go out and throw things at trees too, which was really funny. I told her that something had to accidentally get stuck up there in the first place, I bet she is still trying to figure out how to make that happen.

I urge everyone to pick up this amazing book for the little one(s) in your life TODAY!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By @GeekZilla9000 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Sept. 2011
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Oliver Jeffers is the only child's author I check regularly for new releases, his books always have a whimsical magic about them which I find incredibly endearing.

His artwork is very unique and his style is unmistakable here, it's not as 'cutesy' as Lost and Found but it still captures the childlike innocence of the main character Floyd, who gets his kite stuck in a tree. The story is wonderfully bizarre and looks as though it's come straight from a child's imagination as Floyd throws items up into the tree to try an dislodge his stricken kite, the objects steadily become bigger and more bonkers!

My kids love the sheer craziness of the story and I love the humour - when Floyd fetches both a ladder and a saw, and then promptly throws them up into the tree instead of using them as you expect it always raises a chuckle from me. I've explained the jokes to my children and they kind of get it but it doesn't having them grinning as much as it does me. Jeffers has a knack of making his books feel as though they aren't just written for children, but for the enjoyment of anyone who picks them up - and this one certainly succeeds.

In a nutshell: Brilliant, bizarre, and abstractly funny. As the items Floyd throws into the tree escalates to include such things as a lighthouse, the story becomes more fun and there's a great 'twist' at the end when he finally gets his kite back which made both myself and my wife laugh out loud the first time we read it. And surely any book which quotes the final moment of The Italian Job has to be worth buying!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Kit on 10 Sept. 2011
Format: Hardcover
We are big Oliver Jeffers fans in our house. After slight disappointment at 'Up and Down', 'Stuck' is a tremendous return to form. This is such a simple idea-throwing more and more things at a problem (in this case, a kite in a tree), executed beautifully (as usual) but with even more humour than previous books from the author. My 4 year old was howling with laughter, and it is a great book for adults to read aloud. Buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kurucsai Csaba on 28 Oct. 2011
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Surprising illustrations, full of art, mind-provocing story, everything that breaks clichés and makes children love and emphatize with the hero. Oliver Jeffers is the master of how to smuggle real human issues into the kids world.
Thank YOU Oliver.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By whe on 8 May 2012
Format: Paperback
This story is charming, funny and has great illustrations. We got it from the library but my son likes it so much I think we may have to buy the book. We have it two weeks now and he keeps wanting it read. He laughs heartily each time even though he clearly knows the punch lines at this stage. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nastya Smirnova on 9 July 2014
Format: Paperback
I've been on a roller coaster with this book!

When I first read it myself, I thought, what kind if selfish and withdrawn person could have written this book! I hated it so much, I thought I'll return it - something I wouldn't normally bother with.

The same night my kids became arguing. One said this. The other said that. Then this one again. Then I made a comment. Then they brought something from the past...etc. etc. It all piled up together and STUCK!

In my head I just saw - lightbulb! We got "STUCK"! Just like the book says! A-ha! That's what the book is about! Wow! How clever!

Now, every time an argument is arising I can always refer to the book), warn the kids, and not get STUCK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S Riaz HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Mar. 2015
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This wonderful picture book is full of humour and will appeal to children (and adults) of all ages. The story begins when Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree and he throws other things to try to knock it down… Before long, all sorts of items end up in the tree, along with the kite, and, to children’s delight, the things get more and more absurd. Will Floyd ever get his kite down? This really is a delightful read. It will appeal to both boys and girls and is a wonderful story to read aloud. The illustrations are quirky and the entire story is well realised and told.
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