Lost and Found
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Lost and Found. What is a guy to do when a missed penguin shows up at his gate? Find out anywhere it comes from, of course, and turn it. But the trip to the South Pole is long and involved in the boy’s dinghy. There are disturbances to brilliant and deep, nights. To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin accounts. Finally, they appear. Yet instead of staying happy, both are sad. That’s while the boy understands: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had slightly been remote.

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a boy and one day, he found a penguin at his door.

Lost and Found

The boy didn’t know where it had come from but it began to follow him everywhere. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost.

So the boy decided to help the penguin find its way home. He checked in the Lost and Found office but no one was missing a penguin. He asked some birds if they knew where the penguin came from, but they ignored him. Some birds are like that.

The boy asked his duck, but the duck floated away. He didn’t know.

That night, the boy couldn’t sleep for disappointment. He wanted to help the penguin but he didn’t know how.

The next morning, he discovered that penguins came from the South Pole. But how could he get there? He ran down to the harbor and asked the big ship to take them to the South Pole but his voice was much too small to be heard over the ship’s horn.

So together, he and the penguin would row to the South Pole. The boy took his rowboat out of the cupboard and they tested it for size and strength. They packed everything they would need and together, they pushed the rowboat out to sea.

They rode south for many days and nights, with the boy telling stories all the way. The penguin listened to everything that the boy said.

They floated through good weather and bad when the waves was big as mountains

until they came to the South Pole. The boy was delighted but the penguin said nothing. Suddenly, it looked sad again as the boy helped it out of the boat.

The boy said goodbye and floated away. But as he looked back, the penguin looked sadder than ever.

It felt strange to be on his own and the more he thought, the more he realized he was making a big mistake. The penguin wasn’t lost. He was just lonely.

Quickly, he turned the boat around and headed back to the South Pole as fast as he could. At last, he reached the Pole again, but where was the penguin? The boy searched and searched but he was nowhere to be found.

Sadly, the boy set off for home. There was no point telling stories because there was no one to listen, except the wind and the waves. But then, the boy saw something in the water ahead of him. Closer and closer he got until he could see

the penguin.

And so, the boy and his friend went home together, talking of wonderful things all the way.

“Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers” Book Read Aloud Youtube Video


So what conversation will you have with your child after reading this book?

Some questions you might like to ask are:

One day boy found what at his door?

Once there was a boy and one day, he found a penguin at his door.

Boy decided what?

The boy decided to help the penguin find its way home.

The penguin listened what?

The penguin listened to everything that the boy said.

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