Synopses & Reviews
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a humorous, resonant tale about the value of shared experiences.
A penguin has wings for a reason . . . doesn't he? Having a best friend with his own airplane is one thing, but actually experiencing what it feels like to fly by himself? Here is one penguin who believes this is precisely what he needs to feel complete. Only . . . if flying by himself is so wonderful, then why does he feel so empty?
Because some experiences are better shared. (And penguins are much happier on the ground.)
Oliver Jeffers delivers the perfect companion to his much-loved Lost and Found. Penguins everywhere will take flight in delight.
andquot;Friends separated by a move may be soothed by the (albiet old-fashioned) idea that they can stay in touch via lettersandquot;
andquot;This is a lovely story about concision, reticence, and just the right balance of bitter and sweet.andquot;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
andquot;Words and pictures combine to make a very satisfying story overall for young children and their caregivers.andquot;
andmdash;Horn Book Magazine
andquot;A sweet, understated story set amid a wonderfully odd landscape.andquot;
andquot;Ruzzier writes with a thoughtful simplicity, and the story, thematically similar to Dubucandrsquo;s The Lion and the Bird, provides a useful connection point for kids who might relate to the sad feeling of being separated from a loved friend or family member. andquot;
A penguin has wings for a reason . . . doesn't he? Here is one penguin who believes this is precisely what he needs to feel complete, in this long-awaited companion to "Lost and Found." Full color.
Sergio Ruzzier's inimitably quirky, dreamlike illustrations accompany the tender story of a mailman who yearns to get a letter himself.
The illustrator of Eve Buntingand#8217;s Tweak Tweak and Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? makes his Clarion debut as author/illustrator with a tender book about loneliness and friendship. Leo, a mailman,and#160;takes in a small bird, Cheep,and#160;who missed the autumn migration of his flock.When spring comes and Cheep moves on, Leo is sad to see him go, but he also has hope, and the letter he has been longing for finally arrives.and#160;Sergio Ruzzierand#8217;s signature, slightly surreal animal characters and theand#160;setting, rendered in brilliant colors, make this simple, eloquent story a visual treat for the very young.
About the Author
Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star
; Lost and Found
, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Childrens Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home
; The Incredible Book Eating Boy
; The Great Paper Caper
; The Heart and the Bottle
, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down
, the New York Times
; The Hueys in the New Sweater
, a New York Times
Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me
, a New York Times
bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.