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Lost And Found - Board Book [Board book]

Oliver Jeffers
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April 20 2009
Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door...so begins the magical adventure of the boy and the penguin as they travel all the way to the South Pole, looking for home and discovering friendship. There once was a boy...and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn't what the penguin was looking for after all...Now made available for the first time in a toddler friendly board format, the youngest generation can enjoy this unforgettable story about friendship and the search for a home.

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PreSchool-Grade 2–Once there was a boy who found a penguin at his door. From this opening line to the very end, this gentle story of friendship will capture young readers' imaginations. The child assumes that the penguin is lost, which is logical since the lumpy black-and-white bird does look awfully forlorn. Determined to help the creature find its way home, he discovers that penguins come from the South Pole, and the two board a rowboat. During their long sea voyage, the youngster passes the time by telling his companion many stories. However, when they finally reach their destination, he realizes that the penguin was not lost, but just lonely and looking for a friend. The soft watercolor paintings feature simple shapes and a palette that ranges from pale to bold. The boy has a square body, stick legs, and a round head with tiny dot eyes and an expressive mouth. For much of the tale, the characters are placed on crisp white backdrops, while colorful ocean scenes depict their journey. The text's subtle humor and the appealing visuals make this title a wonderful read-aloud.–Genevieve Gallagher, Murray Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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PreS-K. On his doorstep, a little boy finds a penguin looking sad and lost, and he tries to help the wordless bird. When the boy discovers that penguins come from the South Pole, he takes his new friend there by rowboat, telling him stories along the way. He helps the penguin ashore and casts off. The penguin sadly watches him float away. Realizing his mistake, the boy returns for the penguin, misses him, finds him, hugs him, and takes him back in his rowboat. A sense of restraint underlies the illustrations, from the spare use of color to the isolation of the individual characters on the page. With clean lines and varied compositions, the watercolor paintings tell the story with a minimum of fuss but no lack of feeling. But unlike characters in the soppier sort of picture books on friendship, the boy and the penguin don't gush; they just quietly enjoy being together. With a succinct narrative text and a series of expressive illustrations, this is a fine choice for reading aloud. Carolyn Phelan
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars a favourite July 2 2006
By woolcat
My 6 month old daughter and I never get tired of Oliver Jeffers' beautiful, evocative illustrations and the simple story. There is a subtle humour and a relationship between the boy and his penguin friend that rings true, despite the delightfully fanciful story details.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun book April 28 2014
By Voplo
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Really sturdy and thick cardboard pages. My toddler son loves the story and the drawings. Bright and colourful. Is a great book to buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful for all ages March 7 2014
By Bennett
I love this book for myself! But the fact that I can read it to my 5 month and she stays for the whole thing says something about the book.

If is a sweet story of a boy and his penguin, the pictures are engaging and cute the words are short and sweet on each page to keep the interest up, it's sure to be a favourite along with all the others in this series in our house. I highly suggest this book, really really lovely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fast shipping Dec 18 2013
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
This is a great book for kids. A short animation has been made based on this book that can be purchased separately and together would make a great gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lost and Found Nov. 29 2013
By klav
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This book is wonderful. It is very cute, and the illustrations are very well done. I recommend it to anyone who who teaches, or has kids.
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