It has been a while since I have found a picture book that has made me laugh so hard I actually cried. Still Stuck by Shinsuke Yoshitake tells the story of a young boy who finds himself in a very curious predicament: his shirt is stuck over his head. What would happen if he remained stuck forever? Could he still drink if he was thirsty? What if the cat kept tickling his tummy? Our clever protagonist manages to problem solve everything with an admirable perseverance... well, almost everything!
Using cartoon-style visual tropes and a deadpan narrative style, Still Stuck is a delightfully surprising and hilarious picture book that may make grown-ups laugh a little harder than the kids. When I read this book aloud to a colleague at work, we could not stop laughing - like it was that from-the-pit-of-your-belly kind of full laugh that makes your eyes crease. Oh, this book is a winner!
Want a peek inside? Check out the short Book Talk video below:
Find this book at your local library, independent bookstore, or through Amazon. Have you read it and loved it as much as I do? Let me know in the comments!