Finally! I can put words to the pictures. Ever since the Hay Festival back in May when Oliver gave us a sneak peek at his new book, anticipation has been building and I’m pleased to announce the book itself is not a let down.
Full of trademark Jeffers wit and childlike nostalgic writing and thought; this book is fun, carefree and a cautionary tale of what not to do when your kite gets stuck in a tree. Just think of it as organised chaos!
When Floyd gets his beloved kite stuck in a tree, he gets it stuck in his mind that the only way to get it down is to throw things as it. Funnily enough, these things all get stuck too. From firemen, to huge ships; this book will have you laughing throughout. The ending, naturally is hilarious.
This tale differs from Jeffers’ previous stories. Less heartbreak, more fun. But what remains is a beautiful book with beautiful drawings showcasing Jeffers’ inspirational talent and wit.