As luck would have it. It was finally available in paperback through a recent Scholastic book order. I received my class copy and one for our house on Wednesday. I read it to A that evening and we both really loved it.
You should check it out. The story follows Floyd's attempts at throwing various things into a tree to get his stuck kite loose. It is pretty funny.
This book is a great jumping off point for many reading comprehension topics. However, I decided to use it for a quick writing activity.
I read a portion of the book, but not how Floyd (sort of) solves his problem. I ask the students to come up with their own ideas how they would get everything unstuck from the tree and illustrate what the tree looks like.
Here are a couple of the responses.
After the students completed their responses and shared, I read the remainder of the story. My sweeties really enjoyed this book and did a good job with this writing assignment. The illustrations were great.
If you would like a free copy of this activity, you can click on the picture below.