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Heidi Hart

By day, I'm a domestic violence prosecutor. By night, I read romance to restore my faith in love, relationships, and humanity in general. 

Bedtime Stories: Oliver Jeffers' Stuck

Stuck - Oliver Jeffers

My son's grandpa got him this for his third birthday, and it's become a favorite bedtime story. A little boy gets his kite stuck in a tree. Trying to knock it loose, he throws his shoe up after it... but that becomes stuck, too. The boy continues to throw an increasingly ridiculous collection of things up into the tree, and all become stuck. Henry (my son) finds this very entertaining, and he imagines all sorts of other things that could be thrown at the tree ("Mumma, what would happen if he threw my playground up there?"), so it gives us lots to talk and think about. My only quibble is the handwritten text, which I find hard to read and which is difficult for young readers to decipher on their own.