Up and Down
Written by Oliver Jeffers
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Lovereading4kids Price £5.59
£6.99 saving £1.40 (20%)
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.
A touching story of how two friends feel when they separate and try to manage without each other. Prize-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers specialises in spare illustrations which are warm hearted but also capture the deep sadness of being alone in the world. Here a little boy and a penguin are the firmest of friends who are never happier than when they are playing their favourite game. Until, one day, Penguin feels he must try to fly. Penguin sets off on his personal quest but without his best friend at his side nothing seems to go right. How the two friends find each other in the nick of time is a beautifully told in words and pictures.
You can now download an activity sheet with text and illustrations by Oliver Jeffers from the Readers Guide section on the right hand side of this page.
Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers
In this much-anticipated sequel to the internationally best-selling picture book Lost and Found, we re-visit the boy and the penguin after their trip to the South Pole! The boy and the penguin still enjoy spending all their time together! That is, until the penguin starts to dream of flying, ignoring the boys advice that it is impossible. Running away, the penguin visits place after place, searching for a chance to get his feet off the ground. But will flying be everything he had hoped? And is the boy missing him, as much as he is missing the boy? A heart-warming story about friendship, love and reaching for your dreams, from highly-regarded, multi-award-winning author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers.
Praise for Lost and Found:
An uplifting story! Pictures of such spare beauty suffused with a dreamlike quality. Independent Online
Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship. Illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression and body language. Julia Eccleshare, The
Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story - little children will love to share it. Carousel
My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship. Irish
Praise for How to Catch a Star:
The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding. Telegraph
A story about possibilities and disappointments with a triumphant ending, all of which Jeffers captures through the beautifully expressive changing moods of his little boy. The Guardian
This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.
Mail on Sunday
Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good. The Bookseller
Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:
Mouth-wateringly irresistible. The Guardian
This is a book that children will devour. The Observer
The whole thing looks good enough to eat. TES
With The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised. Junior
About the Author
Interest Age: From 3
More books by Oliver Jeffers
Author's Facebook Latest
HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
28th April 2011
It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.Sam Bateman and family
At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High
We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!Emily Jacques
I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.Emily Horncastle – age 11
It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.Erica Motoc, age 7
Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitementJasmine Harris-Hart, age 12
It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils
We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!Tracey Chorley