Lost and Found (2005)
Up and Down (2010)
Oliver Jeffers

I discovered one of these books at my friend Brandy’s house a few weeks before Christmas. I was instantly captivated by Jeffers’s illustrations–charming! The storylines are just as good. These books make wonderful library check outs and potential gifts/books-to-own.

They chronicle the developing friendship between a boy and a penguin. Illustrations and text are simple and direct–yet full of depth. Stories are appropriate for young children, but older children will enjoy them as well.