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Lost and Found Pop-up Hardcover – 27 Oct 2011

4.7 out of 5 stars 281 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 14 pages
  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (27 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007430043
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007430048
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 2.9 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 627,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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By A Customer on 3 Nov. 2005
Format: Hardcover
Absolutely mesmerising - my neices and nephews love this book. Beautiful illustrations, a simple story and more fantastic discoveries everytime they read it. Wonderful.
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By Mummy of Two TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 April 2015
Format: Board book
I was given this free sample at an Amazon Baby Event that I attended with no obligation to provide a review.

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.
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Format: Paperback
Oliver Jeffers simply gets better and better!

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!
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I came across this story having accidentally caught the animation that was made of this book on TV. So, I bought the book for my son.

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.
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Format: Paperback
This book is a cracker, just the opening lines really grab the imagination of any pre-schooler (or parent for that matter)

"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.
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This is a simple story, with minimalist illustrations. I read it to 7 to 10 year olds and they enjoyed listening to it. Perhaps it would not be as exciting for a child to read, but my pupils are Austrian, and can manage to understand an easy text. The adult reader can always try to instill more excitement and drama into any story, to which little ones would respond. I have just watched the corresponding DVD, and this enhances the story. Visual images are always effective. I look forward to seeing the response by the same pupils.
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A simple storyline together with fresh illustrations make this one of my daughters favourites (she particularly loves the penguin and the stripey umbrella!) and at this stage (she is now 2) she is enjoying being able to follow a story in her own way, ie: the simplest way she can understand and I believe that it's this very simplicity which makes this picture book a big hit.

It's a short tale of friendship, a heartwarming read without being overly soppy.
Recommended!!
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Format: Hardcover
Lost and Found pop up edition is simply magical, the story and the illustrations are fantastic, they move round and change to flow beautifully with the story.

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.
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