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There once was a boy... and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn′t what the penguin was looking for after all...
About the Author
Oliver is a fresh new talent in picture books. He graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. He works as a freelance illustrator and this is his second picture book project.
This is a story about a penguin and a little boy. This kind of let us have a talk about feelings and empathy.
A beautiful story to share with your child
Cannot rate this book highly enough. One of our very favourites to read together. Kids 2-5 will love it.
Mum of 2
I have used this book in the classroom with Stage 1 (6-8 year olds) to explore themes of friendship, responsibility, loneliness and isolation. Using Focus on Reading strategies such as making connections, inferring and visualising, it is also a great springboard for other integrated writing activities. Highly recommeded.
Newcastle, NSW, AU
Lost and Found
Praise for 'How to Catch a Star' 'The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding.' Telegraph 'If the title sounds magical and optimistic to you, it's probably because that's exactly what this book is.' Junior (BOOK OF THE MONTH) 'A stunning debut!' Books for Keeps (NEW TALENT) 'Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good.' The Bookseller
ISBN: 9780007150366 ISBN-10: 0007150369 Audience:
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 32 Published: 2nd May 2006 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 26.4 x 26.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
About the Author
Born in Western Australia, raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and now currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.
Oliver Jeffers makes art.
From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, his work has been exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney, Washington DC, Belfast and elsewhere.
A co-founder of the art collective OAR, their exhibitions include 9 days in Belfast, book and the award winning BUILDING.
Illustration clients include Orange UK, Lavazza, Sony PSP, RCA Records, Starbucks, Candy, the Vacuum and Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England.
HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, including the award-winning Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
There has always been a strong undercurrent of narrative behind Jeffers's work, but his current interest in making art lies in the anomaly between logical and emotional thinking.
While striving to find a harmonious balance between form and content, Jeffers is curious about the opposing means by which the world he lives in can be assessed. To explore this he has been drawing parallels between the arts and sciences, as in his recent solo show, Additional Information (exhibited December 2006, in Hill St Belfast), in which figurative oil paintings were over laid with mathematical equations.