LOST AND FOUND is a creation of Oliver Jeffers with his spare and humorous illustrations in beautiful water color paintings that give expressiveness to each of the characters. I love the ridiculousness of the boy's stick legs, the lollipop trees with square shapes overlaid, and the oh-so-cute pudgy penguin! The story is one of a boy and the penguin he finds on his doorstep. Assuming he is lost, the boy attempts to return him to the South Pole. After a long and dangerous adventure, the boy realizes that the penguin was not lost-- he was lonely and looking for a friend. Its a reminder that being a problem solver is not always the right thing to do and emphasizes the importance of companionship, friendship and a hug.
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