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Delightful 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 gets 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.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's, c2011
ISBN: 9780007263868
Branch Call Number: E JEF
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,32 cm


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Jul 06, 2018

One of our family's favorites, and easily the funniest one by this great author/illustrator.

RobertELPL Nov 08, 2017

Hilarious story about a boy who gets his kite stuck in a tree and tries to knock it out with his shoe. Which then gets stuck. So he tries another object. Each one getting bigger and bigger. Much like a modern day "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly."

Oct 17, 2017

A very fun book to read! :-)

Apr 26, 2017

A laugh-out-loud book of rollicking fun; be prepared to enter again into childhood's world of imagination.

Aug 01, 2016

This is beyond absurd, and completely hilarious. Clearly if your kite gets stuck in a tree, the way to get it down is by throwing your shoe up there. And then your other shoe. But then what? The laws of physics are no match for this child's determination to retrieve the kite!

Aug 18, 2015

this book is awesome!!!!!

Jul 31, 2015

One of my favorite most ridiculous children's books yet! Thank you Oliver Jeffers. :)

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

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.

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sewingmom Jan 30, 2015

One of our favourites!

mvkramer Dec 18, 2013

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.

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