Lost and Found: Board Book by Oliver Jeffers

Lost and Found: Board Book

Written by Oliver Jeffers

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Celebrating the value of friendship, this is an exquisitely illustrated picture book with a simple story line. Opening his door and finding a penguin on it, the little boy takes pity on the sad looking creature who he immediately assumes is lost. Together they set out on an adventure across icy-blue wastes to find the penguin’s real home. The cool of the landscape makes a perfect backdrop to the warmth of the friendship between the pair.


Lost and Found: Board Book by Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door! so begins the magical adventure of the boy and the penguin as they travel all the way to the South Pole, looking for home and discovering friendship. 'Lost and Found' is a firm favourite with picture book readers, critics and booksellers alike. The beautiful illustrations and enchanting story have won the hearts of children all over the world, and it was chosen as the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2006. Now made available for the first time in a toddler friendly board format, the youngest generation can enjoy this unforgettable story about friendship and the search for a home.


Praise for Lost and Found:

Completely captivating and definitely one of my favourite picture books of the year.' Becky Stradwick, Children's Buyer, Borders UK, Publishing News

'Deeply satisfying book.' Books For Keeps

'Heart-warming, irresistible story.' Financial Times Magazine

'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.' Publishing News

'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.' Irish Independent

Praise for How to Catch a Star:

'Adults tend to think of waiting as tedious, but the magic of this book is that it understands waiting as children wait -- alert, apprehensive and using their imaginations.'

'A stunning debut!' New Talent, Books for Keeps

'If the title sounds magical and optimistic to you, it's probably because that's exactly what this book is.' Book of the Month, Junior

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.

Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) the boy heroically rows to the south pole for the sake of an unhappy penguin, and in The Way Back Home (2007) he rescues a young Martian whose spaceship has crashed on the moon.

The Heart and the Bottle is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. This is a book to return to time and time again says Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert.

Oliver Jeffers

Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and brought up in Belfast. He studied visual communication at the University of Ulster, and graduated in 2001. Jeffers became passionate about making picture books when he began to understand the subtle relationship between words and pictures – ‘that was what excited me. Until I got really involved, I hadn't realised how just a few words can totally change the meaning of a picture.’ Now living in New York, he works as a painter, designer, printmaker and installation artist, but remains very busy making picture books.

Did you know?

Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

You can see Oliver talking about his artwork in this video:

We have a super set of Oliver Jeffers activity pages to download :

Once Upon an Alphabet colouring in.

The Day the Crayons Came Home maze.

Incredible Book-eating Boy wordsearch.

Stuck wordsearch.

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Board book
30 pages
Interest Age: From To 3


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

2nd April 2009




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