There was once two friends, a boy and a penguin who did everything together, until the day the penguin decided there was something important he wanted to do by himself... fly! The penguin finally got his chance to fly after multiple failed attempts, but why does he feel so empty? Because his friend was not there to share the experience with him. Oliver Jeffers delivers the perfect companion to his much loved Lost and Found. With it's expressive illustrations, Up and Downis a charming book about the gift of friendship.
Reviews from Around the World "Oliver Jeffers has created an enchanting story of two friends, a boy and a penguin, whom we first met in Lost & Found. In Up & Down, the penguin dreams of flying--he has wings, after all--but nothing seems to be working until he spots an advertisement looking for a living cannonball. The penguin’s excitement overtakes him and he sets off to fulfill his dream without telling the boy, only to realize later how much he misses his friend. Fortunately, the boy and the penguin are soon reunited, because it’s all well and good to fly through the air alone, but the best part is having a friend to catch you on the way back down. Wonderfully expressive illustrations complement this story of independence and friendship." - Seira, Amazon
"....Up and Down does a great job involving the parent and child with great visuals. It's about a boy and a penguin who are great friends and the penguin wants to fly because he has wings... I HIGHLY recommend you also purchase LOST AND FOUND which is the Prequel to this book about the same boy and penguin. They are sort of companion stories and brings much more depth when read together with Up and Down. Their human/penguin friendships is heart-warming and the type of friendship I would hope for with my children and others." - RW, Amazon
Recommended for ages 3 to 7 years old
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Picture book (Hardcover) - Size 10.8 x 0.4 x 10.5 inches - ISBN: 9780399255458
Picture book (Paperback) - Size 9.9 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches - ISBN: 9780007263851