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My Kite Is Stuck! And Other Stories

(Duck, Duck, Porcupine!)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  341 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Continuing in this exciting paper over board reader format, award-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon's early readers are perfect for fans of bestselling series like Elephant & Piggie, Ballet Cat, and Pig in a Wig.

Loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck, and friendly and gentle Porcupine return in another delightful trio of stories. First, Big Duck
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Who does not love a good story about three animal friends playing together? This small collection of three short stories will warm the heart of any new reader, as well as some of those who are well-versed.

1) My Kite is Stuck!
When Big Duck announces that her kite is stuck in a tree, it's Porcupine to the rescue, or is it? Soon a ball and hula hoop are also wedged in the tree? Only Little Duck as a solution that will work, though it is surely unconventional.

2) A New Friend
When Porcupine announ
This Geisel Honor award winner wasn't bad at all. I liked "King and Kayla" better, but this was good. Porcupine and Big Duck are the morons and talk a lot. Little Duck is the smart one and talks very little but usually saves the day or looks on in disbelief at what the other two do. There are three chapters in this book. I liked the simple vividly colored illustrations. I do think the two morons are too stupid. A little bit of nuance would have been nice. I think the kids at the reader level can ...more
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
A really cute book with three short stories kids will like.
Robin Rockman
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: early-reader
Little Duck needs new friends
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
This second Duck, Duck, Porcupine! book continues the refreshing humor of the first. Familiar characters return with Big Duck leading the way, often into confusion. Porcupine joins in. Little Duck is quiet and wise, though no one ever pays him any attention. The book is made up of three short stories. The first story faces the problem of a kite stuck in a tree and their unique and very silly solution to the problem. The second story is about what happens when the characters make new friends, wit ...more
Bridget F
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
My Kite Is Stuck! And Other Stories, by Salina Yoon, is a Caldecott Honor Book. It is about three animal friends and their adventures. One of their adventures involves getting their toys stuck in a tree, the next adventure is about befriending bugs, and their third adventure is about making a lemonade stand. One thing that really added to this story was the facial expressions of the characters. So often their true emotions and thoughts were shown simply by the look on their face in the illustrat ...more
Michele Knott
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love that Salina Yoon makes her early chapter books into smart stories. They appeal to readers and they don't simplify the message. Kids will appreciate that.
Jillian Heise
Literally laughed out loud at the first story. This is such a fun early reader series! I especially like that each book has three chapters (or episodes) to follow.
This book, an ALA Notable Book, has brightly colored illustrations and consistent characters throughout all three stories. It is done in cartoon style with speech bubbles. The book has humor and suspense as the group (Big Duck, Little Duck and Porcupine) tries to get Big Duck's kite down out of the tree. Big Duck and Porcupine are satisfied with staying in the tree to play with the toys they tried to get the kite down with, after Little Duck provides the ladder. in Story 2, Big Duck shows that p ...more
Barbara Ann
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
All three stories feature the same three main characters, Little Duck, Big Duck and Porcupine. In the first story, Big Duck gets his kite stuck in the tree. His two friends try to help, but only make the problem worse. Children will laugh at the silly solutions the characters invent.

The second tale revolves around Porcupine making friends with a bug. Big Duck and Little Duck discuss the qualities needed in a friend and try to persuade Porcupine why he can't be friends with a bug. There is a surp
Meghan Thomas
A very easy collection of three short stories combined into one book. I would recommend this for children under the age of about 7 years old due to the very easy text and big, large easy to recognize illustrations.
"My Kite is Stuck"- A cute story about animals all throwing objects into a tree to try to get the previous object to fall. They all ending up getting stuck in the tree and eventually they all climb a ladder to get their toys out of the tree.
"A New Friend"- The animals are the same as
Brooke Jackson
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: other
My Kite is Stuck! And Other Stories follows the adventures of Duck, Little Duck and Porcupine as they solve tasks and adventure throughout this book. This colorfully simple picture book, and lively dialogue transports the reader into the trio's adventures and keeps them hooked as they try to solve life's problem like how to get a kite out of a tree, decide if bugs can make good friends, and make a lemonade stand! The witty humor, simple text, and constant dialogue would make this book appealing ...more
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Yoon, Salina. My Kite is Stuck and Other Stories, PICTURE BOOK. Bloomsbury, 2017. $9.99.

This book contains three very short stories about friends, Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine. In the first, Big Duck’s kite gets stuck in a tree and all the friends have to band together to get it down. In the second story, Porcupine becomes friends with a bee and Big Duck has an opinion about that. In the last story, the animals decide to build a lemonade stand, but forget the most important part: the le
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Another perfect beginning graphic novel for our youngest readers. Salina Yoon's bright characters rival Gerald and Piggy in a unique way. Just when you think they have the problem solved, they make matters worse, or do they?

Loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck, and friendly and gentle Porcupine return in another delightful trio of stories. First, after Big Duck gets her kite stuck in a tree, Little Duck's smart suggestion will save the day! Next, when Porcupine and Little Du
Annie DeLuco
This book had three short stories within in. each story had the same characters and similar settings, but the what happened in the story was different. the first story was about Big Duck losing his kite in the tree. Little Duck and porcupine try to help him get the kite down, but only end up getting more stuck in the tree. They end up coming up with an alternate solution, which is getting in the tree. This story shows that even if you cannot get something resolved one way, that does not mean the ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my bedtime reading book for my two grandchildren last night. They were not happy to hear the book because they thought it was a baby book. My grandchildren are Aryana 9 years old and Christian 5 years old.

This book had 3 short stories in it With a Duck, a Duck and a Porcupine as friends playing together. First they managed to get a kite stuck in the tree, then a ball, then a hoola hoop, then porcupine, then a short ladder. Both children laughted so hard when porcupine got stuck in the t
Alyssa Drajic
Simple words and sentences are used throughout the book. This would be a good read for grades kindergarten through first grade. The main character little Duck gets his kite stuck in a tree. He has to use problem solving to get his kite down from the tree. Using a teacher led discussion, a discussion can be held among students on brainstorming ideas of how little Duck can get his kite down from the tree. The illustrations throughout the book uses bright friendly colors. This book is also about ma ...more
Maxine Fife
This story is about a group of animals that get their belongings stuck in a tree and have to work together to get them down from the tree. After many attempts to get the kite, the ball, the hoolahoop, and the small ladder out of the tree, Porcupine uses a taller ladder and climbs into the tree to remove all of the toys. I really thought this book was cute and well illustrated. I think it would be a good book for young children because it includes other short stories similar to this one. This boo ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
My Kite is Stuck! and Other stories is a playful book with quality writing and illustrations that provide clues to the text. The size of the font is great and the length of the sentences are easy enough that I think this is an excellent version of an easy reader book. Some of the vocabulary could be challenging, but with the brilliant illustrations and profound use of onomatopoeia, early readers would be able to read this book successfully. This book is the recipient of a 2018 Geisel Honor Award ...more
Kara Pushay
This was a cute book that included three different story lines to it. I liked how each story was short but all included the necessary details for a story. The illustrations are defiantly more kid-friendly. I would love to read this to the two year-old kids at my day care. The pictures are very large and test are relatively short. Just by looking at the pictures you can tell the audience that this book is aimed for. The last aspect of the book that I loved is how the big duck, small duck, and por ...more
Bailee Magnuson
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
This books illustrations almost looked like comics to me, which would really catch the eye of a young reader.I think this is another book I would use to promote problem solving and friendship with. Since there was conflict, the students could create their own ways to get out of it. And also how Duck was feeling left out, how could they change that and make everyone happy? I would consider this book in my classroom, not only can I made lesson outs of it, it is also an easy reader for some student ...more
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this story because this book seemed to help children to learn friendship. First, this story has an obvious conflict, which is a big duck's kite got stuck on the tree. For the big duck other animals help him. Second, this book also shows the conflict of being friends. The size of the creatures are different, so they wonder if they can be friends. Through they are finding the way to get the kite down they become friends.
Carlie Lattanzio
This book has three short stories about three friends. A Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine. In the first story, Big Duck’s kite gets stuck in a tree and all the friends are trying to get it down. In the second story, Porcupine becomes friends with a bee and Big Duck does not like that at all. In the last story, the animals decide to build a lemonade stand but forget the most important part. The little duck comes up with an idea and saves the day.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: geisel-award
2018 Geisel Honor Book

Themes: Animals/Friends/Toys stuck in the tree/Playing with new friends/Lemonade stand

All together, this would be too long for storytime. However, if you only read just one story it works for storytime. The book is on the smaller side, so it would need to be for a smaller storytime crowd.

"Join this lovable trio in three fun stories about a stuck kite, a new friend, and a lemonade stand!" - back cover
Hannah Feeney
This is an awesome easy read for beginning readers! It has simple sentences, fun interactions and is easy to follow for those readers. They'll love reading the animals word bubbles and stories about a kite getting stuck, Bee Porcupine's new friend and a lemonade stand! This book is incredibly colorful and fun to read! This book also is a great introducer for a kind of chapter book at such a young age.
Josh Bader
I liked this book a lot. I like the conflict during the start of the book may worry big duck his kite is stuck. They the others who come to help get their items stuck as well. They end up finding a solution to get the toys down so they can play with them. This turns into a friendship. I like that this book shows problem and then a solution to follow. It leaves us with a smile on our face for the characters all becoming friends. Cute book and great read.
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm a big fan of Yoon's Penguin books, so I gave this one a read. It's three short stories about friends Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine. Big Duck and Porcupine are not the brightest crayons in the box, leaving the long-suffering Little Duck (the silent hero of these tales) to put up with their shenanigans and sometimes rescue them from themselves. I think we can all identify with Little Duck here.
Share this one with fans of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie.
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
HA!!! This book was so much fun to read. All of the stories were so much fun, and many time quite a few characters lacked common sense. However, their antics were very funny and consistent. This was many stories in one and would be so much fun to do for a storytime with an awesome craft. They could make kites, and then go outside and fly them. I can see why this won an award.
Atlas Miladin
I love the characters in this book. They are cute, imaginative, and funny! The stories get children to think in terms of problem and solution. The characters are posed with a challenge or new idea and must come to a conclusion. This book is a fun way to introduce young children to problem/solution strategies.
Sierra Ellis
This was a very good picture book. The cover of this book really stuck out to me. I enjoyed this story because it dealt with ducks, which are my favorite animal. This story was very good for young readers. I wish there were more pages to the book. I ended up reading this to my students at work, and they loved it! I recommend this book who loves animals.
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Salina Yoon is an award-winning author/illustrator of over 150 books for children, including Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation, Penguin in Love, Penguin and Pumpkin, Penguin's Big Adventure, Found, and Stormy Night.

Her latest book, Be a Friend, was a Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick. Among her other awards are a Scholastic Teachers Top 10 Picture Book for Penguin's Big Adventure, an

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