Great book to share
St. Louis Park Librarian Kelly S. recommends Stuck by Oliver Jeffers. Floyd’s kite is stuck in a tree, testing his problem solving skills and causing all out calamity! How would you get a kite out of a tree? Oh, you wouldn’t throw a cat, chair, and gorilla up after it? Would you try a ladder? Floyd tried that– when he threw it in the tree it got stuck too. The book has many wonderful opportunities to question listeners about the book, asking “what would you do” questions and asking if they think Floyd’s efforts will work. The childlike illustrations increase the silliness of the book and add to the appeal. The illustrations also fit with a fun activity, encourage children to draw out the story line after reading the book. When children draw lines and shapes they are learning early writing skills. Check out the ELSIE (Early Literacy Storytime Ideas Exchange) book list for more great picture book recommendations from HCL librarians.