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Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers
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This book focuses on friendship, the exploration of new ideas, and the importance of supporting one's friends in their endeavors. The penguin expresses his want to do something on his own--fly--and the boy respects this, even though the penguin and boy usually do everything together. Throughout the book, even when they are separated, the boy and the penguin still care about each other and are loyal. ( )
  Climbing-books | Sep 13, 2014 |
I liked the book "Up and Down" written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. I like Jeffers' watercolour illustrations including his abstract trees and trademark stick figure legs. I thought the full page drawings of the penguin flying through the air that included dark text written directly in the dark colored crowd emphasized the penguins realization of his fear of flying the thing he wanted to do so badly. I enjoyed the fact that Jeffers also has the boy there to catch the penguin using two pages to show how the boy worked to ensure his friend landed safely, without any accompanying text. The theme of this book is the importance of friendship. ( )
  awhite43 | Mar 20, 2014 |
A cute story about two good friends, a boy and his penguin, who continue to be friends even as penguin finds a new interest... Flying! ( )
  s.michellehos | Dec 6, 2013 |
A fun sequel to Lost and Found. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Tells a good tale about friendship and has wonderful artwork (in my mind I could almost see it as a Pixar movie). ( )
  h_d | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, December 2010: Oliver Jeffers has created an enchanting story of two friends, a boy and a penguin, whom we first met in Lost & Found. In Up & Down, the penguin dreams of flying--he has wings, after all--but nothing seems to be working until he spots an advertisement looking for a living cannonball. The penguin’s excitement overtakes him and he sets off to fulfill his dream without telling the boy, only to realize later how much he misses his friend. Fortunately, the boy and the penguin are soon reunited, because it’s all well and good to fly through the air alone, but the best part is having a friend to catch you on the way back down. Wonderfully expressive illustrations complement this story of independence and friendship.--Seira Wilson

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Even though the penguin and the boy are close friends and do many things together, the penguin decides that he wants to fly and he wants to do it on his own.

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