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Lost and Found Pop-up Hardcover – 27 Oct 2011
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‘An uplifting story…pictures of such spare beauty…suffused with a dreamlike quality.’ Independent Online
‘Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship…illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression…and body language.’ Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian
‘One of the most perfect stories in recent years featuring… one of the best conclusions in all of children's fiction. I can't wait until my nephew is old enough to read this with me, but until then, I'm more than happy to read it to myself. A minor masterpiece and one which will remain with you forever.’ Bury Free Press
‘Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It’s a wonderful picture book.’ Publishing News
‘My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.’ Irish Independent
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Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door...he didn't know where it came from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home, even if that meant rowing all the way to the South Pole... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The illustrations in this board book are absolutely gorgeous and the story is thoroughly beautiful. I hadn't read any of Oliver Jeffers books to my little ones before receiving a copy of this book free from the publisher via Amazon but he will be being added to my children's book authors 'list'.
The story tells how a little boy finds a penguin and thinks he must be lost because he is sad only to discover after trying to take him home that this is not the case. The story is about friendship and helping others and both my son and baby daughter absolutely love it. The board book is thick and so is perfect for little hands and my daughter loves sitting there looking through the pictures on her own and I can easily confirm this is her favourite book at present.
A beautiful, heartwarming story that is truly magical and draws you in to the story even when reading for the 50th time.
This book, like his others is illustrated with his own unique style and makes this book so easy on the eye. The pictures aren't garish, they aren't overly cartoony, they are VERY cute! - They need to be seen to be believed. The picture where the penguin is left behind almost brings a tear to your eye!
The story too is fantastic, a penguin lands on a boys doorstep, it is out of place and the boy wants to take it home. This is essentially a story about friendship, and one your child will certainly want to enjoy again and again - which is good - as you'll want to read it again too!
The pictures are really enjoyable; they're simple, clear and bright without being gaudy. It's a great little story that is just long enough for short attention spans both young and old.
Recommended. And if you get chance to see the film of the book then I'd definitely recommend that too.
"Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door"
My toddler loves the book and we love reading it - which as every parent knows is important when you are asked to read it for the 88th day in a row! It is in my top 5 children's books for at the moment.
There are not too many words on each page, so personally I would say it is great from age 2 and up.
It's a short tale of friendship, a heartwarming read without being overly soppy.
One day a boy finds a penguin at his doorstep, he thinks he must be lost, so sets out to find where he comes from. The little boy sets out on his adventure in his row-boat, to the South Pole, to bring the poor little penguin home.
In the end he goes back to find the penguin because he realises he isn't lost, he's just lonely. The whole story is simply darling, everything was so well written and put together, my little one (3) was entranced from start to finish, she kept going back to the book, pulling the tabs, popping up the pages and flipping the tabs up and down.
My daughter loved it so much she is away to bed with it, with a reminder to be very careful with all the little tabs.
Oliver Jeffers has done a wonderful job with Lost and Found, we will go back and read it again and again, a new favourite.
A big thank-you to Harper Collins for the review copy. :)
Put this on your wishlist for your little one today, they will love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Highly rated. Captivating and charming. Lovely story to fall asleep to. Very pretty illustrations. Recommend this book highly if you're looking for a nighttime treat and good price... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Georgie373
I love this book and my two and three year olds do too. Nice story and good illustrations.Published 2 months ago by Jo
Bought as a Christmas present for my sister who has been looking for this book for a few years now. She loved it and I can't ask anything other than that. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hannah Ward
so i could not buy it on the kidle so why i cant raed any books from the other so what is the pont that they are ripping us up they are not leting us buy the book they are ripping... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daragh Morrissey
My two year old loved it. Pictures are beautiful and really engaged her in the story.Published 2 months ago by liathroid