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Lost and Found

(The Boy #2)

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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  7,257 ratings  ·  572 reviews
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, d
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 29th 2005 by Philomel Books (first published 2004)
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Pooja
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
I am up and about for all the penguin stories.

This book was super cute. A sad penguin and a little boy. Wow! I'm reading more from this series. Oh Yes!
Lisa Vegan
The penguin is so adorable and the illustrations (which at first didn’t appeal to me all that much, except for the penguin) grew on me. I especially liked the wild sea picture with the huge wave and the lightning, and the whimsical one when first seeing the South Pole.

The story is a cute one about friendship, and the reader/listener will learn a little bit about real penguins too, even though the story itself is a fantasy. I love how concerned the boy is for the penguin’s welfare and does the r
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Uyên Khôi
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: đọc-cọp
Đọc cọp vào một buổi sáng bất ngờ được nghỉ, cùng với mấy con cá qua cắm rễ bên Nhã Nam.

Cuốn sách này thật vừa vặn cho những cô bé, cậu bé đáng yêu, bởi vì nét vẽ cũng đáng yêu như những đứa trẻ vậy. Đến giờ mới biết Nhã Nam cũng có nhiều sách thiếu nhi cưng yêu như vậy. Mình sẽ siêng đọc hơn để trẻ hoá tâm hồn ra ahihi :">
Sam
Mar 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who need someone
Someone will come and get you when you need them most.
Felicity Gibson
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This book conveys the importance of friendship, through exploring the themes of sympathy, loneliness and teamwork. It is ideal for reading aloud to children in Key Stage One and can be used as the starting point to a discussion about friendship.
Gerry
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just can't resist a book with a penguin in it. And thank goodness I didn't resist this one. It is super.

It is a simple story about a boy and a penguin but the feelings it arouses are many; there is pathos aplenty, a fear of being alone, wonderment, disappointment, determination and above all happiness and friendship.

The boy in the story, unnamed, finds a penguin on his doorstep and wonders where he comes from. The penguin, meanwhile, stands there looking all very sad. The boy thinks the pengui
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Saffron
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
This is a lovely book about friendship. One day, a little boy finds a penguin on his doorstep. Presuming the penguin is lost, he decides to help the penguin return to the south pole. They set off in a rowing boat and the boy tells the penguin lots of stories on the way. Once arrived at the south pole, the boy sets off for home alone, but both he and the penguin are sad. Eventually the boy realises that the penguin hadn't been lost, but had simply wanted a friend and they are reunited.

The text i
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Sam Grace
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ppl looking for read-aloud books, books about friendship and child adventure
Recommended to Sam by: Revolutionary Grounds
A solid, simple, visually awesome and extremely well-written read aloud book. This is my second Jeffers book (the other is in Spanish too) and he really has a distinctive voice, one which is perfectly suited for kids and adults. For example, when the boy is trying to find out about where the penguin is from, he goes and asks the bird in the trees for help and they don't answer. "Some birds are like that," the text says. It is one I can easily imagine reading over and over (it has great pacing to ...more
Mochizuki
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the sweetest book. I would say this is a perfect book with many good lessons about friendship for young children. I also think this is a great books for anyone (teens, young adults and older). It has lovely illustrations. A true delight.

The premise is that a boy opens his door to find a penguin. He works to find out whether the penguin is lost, and to where should he be returned. Ultimately boy and penguin travel to the South pole. Boy leaves penguin on ice floe only to realize that the
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Rachel Masters
I really liked this book. I first thought was going to be about a boy who had lost his penguin and was going on an adventure to find him however it contains a far deeper message – a message on companionship. It depicts a boy attempting to help a penguin, who turned up at his door one day, who he realises is sad and thinks this is due to him being lost. So, they boy goes on a journey to help the penguin find its way home. He goes to a number of places to find the penguins home to no avail. Sudden ...more
Victoria Bailey
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book that tells the story of the adventures of a young boy who wakes up to find a penguin on his doorstep.
Before reading this story, I had seen the movie adaptation of it with my boyfriend's niece, who absolutely loves it and was excited to show me. Upon reading the book, I found myself moved once more by the enriched values of friendship that are portrayed through the story and beautiful illustrations. This book left me feeling uplifted and would definitely recommend!
Jacob Michael
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I help pingu find his home. Pingu sits in an umbella and we come back home. Thank you piya and gofs for this book.
~Jacob@1y10mo
Soumya
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

One word about this book - awww!
Kirsty
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A lot of grown ups that I know really enjoy Oliver Jeffers' work. I've read a couple of books which include his illustrations in the past, but this was the first taste I had of his solo work. The story in Lost and Found is really sweet, and it has a lovely message at its core. As I expected, the illustrations are the real triumph here; it is a sheer joy to look at.
Dipali
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oliver Jeffers never fails to impress. This is such a poignant tale about a boy and a penguin who find each other and forge a friendship.
Ann Marron
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Lost and Found is a fantastic picture book written by Oliver Jeffers. It won Blue Peter Book of the Year in 2006, which immediately indicates its appeal to children. It tells the story of a little boy who one day finds a penguin and doesn't know where it came from. The penguin follows him around everywhere and determined to help him, the little boy finds out that the penguin lives in the South Pole and sets off in his rowing boat to leave him home. When they reach the South Pole, the little boy ...more
Stephanie
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Text-to-World:

"Lost and Found" is a wonderful picture book to introduce to children at young ages about battling loneliness. I have noticed that in today's society we are quick to judge others and leave out people from activities. People quickly become lonely, and sadly children are increasingly becoming a part of this phenomenon. Humans are social beings and we need friends to help us live our crazy lives. Doing things on our own can be stressful and upsetting, and many people try to do things
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midnightfaerie
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Oliver Jeffers is quickly becoming a household favorite. His unusual story lines and his compelling illustrations make him so much fun to read! Not a lot of words, but still memorable enough to keep my children, both the 5 yr old and the preschoolers, asking for him over and over again. Love this author and am looking forward to reading more of his work.
Sarah Coles
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully illustrated picture book - a must have for EYFS and KS1!
Kathryn
Feb 21, 2009 rated it liked it
3.5 STARS The penguin is so cute! A nice story about friendship.
César Carranza
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es un libro muy bueno para niños, me gusta especialmente el formato y las ilustraciones, una sensación un poco triste en ocasiones, pero es un libro muy muy bueno!
Marisa
Novelist: Pre-Kindergarten - 2
Amazon: Preschool - 2
Taija
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
‘The Boy’ series by Jeffery Olivers is superb. I will own them all, and read them to children everywhere again and again.
Christine Heron
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the imagination in these stories. Great illustrations. Wonderful for one-on-one sharing!
Alejandra Arévalo
Todos necesitamos que nos encuentre un niño. O un pingüino.
Rania G
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-of-all-ages
I think that this is a nice book for small kids around 3 year olds that tackles the theme of friendship and the importance of belonging and needing a friend.Few words, big lively pictures , perfect for a young boy.
Hend Adel
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-picture-books
Even if I am lost, I will be found some day !!!
(John Lewis' xmas ad 3 years ago was inspired by it, right???)
Isabel Evans
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A boy finds a penguin at his door→ doesn’t know where it came from→ tries to ask various people or things to help him find its home→ finds that its from the south pole→travels to return him→ boy and penguin both become lonely→ travel again to find each other→ get reunited
Used on 2017 serial placement day for a miscue analysis with year 2 pupil
The girl I read this with really enjoyed the book as she thought it was fun and sweet. I agreed wit her as I felt it was a very good book and can be used t
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Amy
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers is a simple tale about a boy and a penguin and how their relationship develops. At the beginning of the story the penguin turns up at the boy’s front door looking sad. The boy presumes that the penguin is lost so he brings him to the lost and found office where he discovers that no one is missing a penguin. The boy then decides that he has to help the penguin find his way home and rows all the way to the South Pole. As the boy floats away the penguin looks even m ...more
Matt Linzey
May 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
A really affecting story that considers friendship and the notion of loneliness and being lost. This book is beautifully illustrated with amazing attention to detail of facial expression to convey emotions and feelings.

Lost and Found tells the story of a little boy who discovers a penguin at his front door and sets out to return him home, believing that this is the best thing to do and what the penguin would like him to do. The boy soon realises that maybe returning the penguin home was not what
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Oliver Jeffers' work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his award-winning picture books, now translated into over 30 languages.

In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day, and in 2008 Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London-based Studio AKA.

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