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Oliver Jeffers has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators 2008.
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2005
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.
‘Shortlisted for the Early Years – Pre-school Award’.
One day a penguin arrives on a boy’s door step.
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 rowing 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…
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book
Publication date: 02/05/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
|Publication date:||5th September 2005|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
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) ...More About Oliver Jeffers
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