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Lost and Found Hardcover – December 29, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
A boy befriends a penguin and tries to return him to his home at the South Pole. They bond and enjoy each others' companionship. They never give up on each other, even when they become separated. The boy shows surprising maturity when he realizes he made a mistake leaving the penguin and then goes back to find him. What a great lesson to learn, that it's OK to make a mistake, acknowledge it, then take action to amend it!
This story illustrates that it's the Journey, the trip along the way, not necessarily just the destination that gives life meaning and value. Furthermore, the values of friendship, companionship, and sharing come through strongly in this story.
This book also taps into classic, timeless themes of finding one's way back home, almost like a kid's version of The Odyssey.
The watercolors of the book are spectacular, deep and rich. The drawings have an interesting scale that make the two travelers seem quite heroic.
The final reunitement embrace of boy and penguin will melt your heart. What a touching portrait! I challenge the public to find another embrace that is so simple, so pure, so elegant, so Loving.
This book is a Treasure!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A favorite-- every well done, Mr. Jeffers. My son wants to come back to this over and over again. It's a thoughtful, engaging story that is appropriate and meaningful at any age. Read morePublished 2 months ago by butternutsquash
One of my son's favorite stories. Great read for all kids.Published 4 months ago by Elinor Robinson
this is the second time I have given it as a gift! I love this story! Oliver Jeffers has a great sense of humor that shines through this sweet story!Published 5 months ago by Cindy
My six year old son loved this book. He enjoyed the illustrations and I found the story to be very sweet.Published 7 months ago by Tasha
Not only did I like the story (friendship theme and graphics), but I was also thrilled that the font style used for the text in this book was easy to read.Published 7 months ago by Martin SH