This little number is my new favourite picture book. Illustrated and written by Oliver Jeffers it tells the tale of young Floyd who’s kite becomes stuck in a tree. He then begins the comic and mildly unwise performance of throwing things up after it to knock it loose – among which are a ladder, a fire engine and an orangutan (‘who surely had somewhere else to be…’) .

The illustrations are cutely, colourfully naive and the story is just so funny! I couldn’t get it down… Sorry, I mean put it down…

Available from Amazon, Waterstones & co.