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Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Lost and Found is one of our favourite picture books. It’s a beautiful story about the friendship between a boy and a penguin.

The StoryA sad looking penguin knocks on a boy’s door. The boy thinks that the penguin is lost so he takes him on a long journey back to the South Pole. On his way home the boy realises that the penguin was just lonely. So the boy goes back to find the penguin who has left the South Pole to go and find the boy.

There is a happy ending to this lovely story about friendship and the short text is supported by Oliver Jeffer’s beautifully drawn pictures. Lost and Found provides lots of scope for discussion about friendship and / or loneliness and the simple text is good for beginner readers.

Age Range: 2 +

Author / Illustrator – Oliver Jeffers


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6 responses to “Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers”


  1. Ingrid avatar

    This is one of my favourite books ever. I also have How to Catch a Star and The Great Paper Caper. Jeffers is a real master. He’s written stories that adults would be more than happy to read to their children, because they’re beautiful and funny every time. I mean, I own these books and I don’t even HAVE children.


    1. Catherine avatar

      Hi Ingrid, thanks for the comment. I am also looking forward to reading This Moose Belongs to Me, Oliver Jeffers’ latest story.


  2. sarah avatar

    A beautiful story with equally beautiful illustrations. His other books are definitely worth investing in too!


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you for your comment. I would be interested to know which of his other books you would recommend.


  3. Ulrike avatar

    I absolutely adore this book! A friend once read it to the kids but I could not remember what it was called and had forgotten all about it. Thank you for bringing it back to my attention. We will add it to our collection asap!


    1. Catherine avatar

      Happy to help 🙂 Oliver Jeffer’s illustrations bring his stories to life for me.

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