Monday, January 30, 2012

Children's Book Review: Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Lost and Found
Written by:  Oliver Jeffers
Published by: Philomel, 2005
32 pages

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!

Oliver Jeffers’ unique tale of friendship lost and found is simply told and beautifully illustrated.

* This is a great picture book about an unlikely friendship.  When a penguin shows up at a little boy's door one day, the boy tries to bring it back to the South Pole, where penguins live.  Along their journey they form a special friendship. The kids enjoyed this one a lot and we read it a couple of different times over the week we had it out from the library. 

Family Rating:  1 thumb up.

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