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Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
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Lost and Found (2005)

by Oliver Jeffers

Series: The Boy (2)

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Picked this up to read at work for storytime and OMG so cute!!! I loved it, and little ones will too! ( )
  mmalyn | Feb 24, 2018 |
This is a story about a penguin who gets found by a boy. The boy decides to help the penguin get found because the penguin kept following him. When the boy finds out that the penguin is from the South Pole he makes it his mission to take out his boat and deliver the penguin to the South Pole. The boy then finds out that the penguin was just sad and lonely. They end up going home together as friends.
  kjordaan16 | Feb 11, 2018 |
"Once there was a boy who found a penguin at his door..." So begins this sweet, heartwarming tale, the second of four to feature the aforementioned boy and his adventures. Determining that his penguin visitor is lost, the boy sets out to return him to his home in the South Pole. After a long voyage, one featuring plenty of stories and good fellowship, the two arrive at their destination. But although he has reached his goal, the boy isn't happy...

Like its predecessor, How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found features an engaging young protagonist who longs for something - in that earlier book, it was a star, here it is to make his penguin friend happy - and finds it in an unexpected way. Like Shaun Tan's marvelous The Lost Thing, Jeffers' Lost and Found was made into a short animated film in 2008, and after reading the picture-book, I'd definitely like to track down and watch the movie. This is one I'd recommend to those looking for children's stories about friendship - the loneliness its absence creates, and the unexpected ways one finds and creates it - as well as to anyone who read and enjoyed the earlier story about this boy-character and his life. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Feb 3, 2018 |
This book is about a boy and his pet penguin going on an adventure. Highlighting companionship and the fun activities that friends can do together. Initially, the boy ventures to the South Pole to return the penguin to his appropriate home. Instantly he realizes he is now lonely and is making a mistake so he turns to pick up his friend and the two ride off together happily ever after. ( )
  MsCrosby | Sep 18, 2017 |
This book is about a boy and a lonely penguin. The boy believes the penguin is lost, so they go on an adventure to take the penguin back home. At the end, they form a friendship and come together once again. This book can be for children in k-2nd grade. This book can be used to teach different reading strategies like retelling the story. ( )
  maria.baltazar | Feb 18, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399245030, Hardcover)

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, dark nights.To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That’s when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had merely been lonely!

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While trying his best to help a penguin that has shown up at his door, a boy journeys all the way to the South Pole, only to realize that the penguin was never lost.

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