Title: Lost and Found

Reference: Jeffers, O. (2005). Lost and found. England: HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Brief Annotation: In this story a young boy makes an unlikely friend in a lost penguin. He searches for a way to help this penguin get back home, if he could just figure out where home was. He finds out that penguins come from the South Pole and ends up rowing the penguin there himself. Once he leaves the penguin, he realizes that the he misses the penguin, and that the two should still be together; they are true friends.

Grade level: K-1

Genre: Fiction

Readers who might like this: Children who (like me) love penguins would enjoy this book. Parents or teachers who are trying to teach children about making friends, and helping them in times of need. Young readers who are just learning to read would enjoy this book, with its easy words and adorable illustrations.

Rating/Response: I give this book a 4/4. It is so cute, and teaches lessons of kindness and empathy. The illustrations are almost as important as the words, and are equally as cute. This book is great for children ages 3+, especially those in K-1 who are just learning to read independently and interact on a more regular basis with their peers.

Text Dependent Question: Why did the penguin look sad when the boy brought him home?