Sunday, February 17, 2008

More Oliver Jeffers...

Lost and Found
By Oliver Jeffers
Philomel, 2005

The boy in this book looks the same as the boy in How to Catch a Star, so here’s adventure number 2. He finds a penguin, and the penguin wants to be with him. He realizes the penguin is very sad. So he sets out on a quest to take the penguin back “home” to the South Pole. After he takes him back, he realizes he misses him on the boat ride back. The penguin misses him too. They met up with each other again for good.

The writing in this book is still soft, like How to Catch a Star, but it is a very enjoyable read. Young children will enjoy anticipating the ending of the story.

Lost and Found and How to Catch a Star are very different in tone and in illustration than Jeffer’s Incredible Book Eating Boy.

If I were a librarian I would pair this book with Polly Dunbar’s Penguin for a preschool story hour.

Other Jeffers' books I've reviewed:
How to Catch a Star
The Incredible Book-Eating Boy

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