“Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door…”
If I had to choose a favourite Oliver Jeffers book, Lost and Found (HarperCollins) would be it. Lost and Found tells the story of a boy who finds a lost penguin at his door and sets out to find it a way home. So boy and penguin hop in a little boat and sail to the South Pole.
This story of a friendship that is lost and found is so unbelievably cute—it’s the kind of story that would make the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes and break the measuring device. It is just that heart-warming.
And of course it has plenty of the witty writing and beautiful illustrations that Jeffers is known for. This story feels so impulsive—you can imagine it just being the result of an off-the-cuff storytime—and yet you know it is all very deliberate. To be able to find a balance between the two is no easy feat and that’s what make this, and Jeffers’ other stories, so great.
Lost and Found is the perfect read-aloud story.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (5/5 hearts)
Check out my recap from getting to meet Oliver Jeffers here.
Read more reviews of Oliver Jeffers’ books here.