Lost and Found

Lost and Found

by Oliver Jeffers
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Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day The Crayons Quit comes a humorously warm tale of friendship. Now also an animated TV special!

What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy’s rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights.To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That’s when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had merely been lonely.

A poignant, funny, and child-friendly story about friendship lost . . . and then found again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399245039
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/29/2005
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 198,311
Product dimensions: 10.56(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

 Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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• "Youngsters will cheer the pals' inevitable reunion and will…request an immediate rereading of this gently humorous and heartwarming tale of friendship found, lost and regained." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Lost and Found 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
A great book for younger readers, with a lovely story and fantastic illustrations. It was the first book I'd read by this author and I'd highly recommend this (and other books by this author) to anyone looking for a book to share with young children.  The story is about a boy who finds a penguin who is lost. The boy tries to find the home of the penguin to take him there and the story is told with minimal text and beautiful illustrations. A truly delightful book that children will want reading to them and, when they can do so, to read independently over and over again. Brilliant ending, too!
book4children More than 1 year ago
Oliver Jeffers has a knack for delivering a heartfelt story alongside humor and adventure. When a boy finds a penguin on his front step, he decides that it must be lost. He finds the penguin a home, but when he leaves the penguin there, he realizes his mistake. With his unique illustrations and simple yet expressive storytelling ability, Jeffers gives kids a heartwarming tale of friendship they won't forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lost and Found is first year reading in schools these days. After the kids brought it home, it's not just a school favorite anymore. Love the penguin and the sea scenes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine recommended this book for my 2 1/12 year old nephews and they absolutely love it. The illustrations are beautiful and the book tells a great story about friendship. I plan to purchase more books from this author.
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this book but it is great. The story is cute, as are the illustrations. My son loves it and we read it often.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Lost and Found is a wonderful book. I can relate to this book in many different ways. I recommend many people to read this book especially if you have any family problems. This book will help you get through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A hit in our first grade class! Beautiful illustrations and a touching story for young and old alike. We used this book during our penguin unit, but it is great for teaching friendship as well. Can't wait for Jeffer's next book due out April 19 - saw a copy from oversees and it is even more delightful! Jeffers' 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' is especially great for teaching the importance of reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We found this at the library and it was such a hit, I have to buy it. Everything about this book is wonderful -- delightful illustrations and a charming story about friendship. A clever twist on the classic 'boy and his dog' theme. We read from the book before bed, and once he's in bed, my son insists on hearing it again. I don't mind because I love the story, plus it's easy to embellish and tell slowly as he drifts off to sleep.