Up and Down | Oliver Jeffers

up and down

It’s hard not to love Oliver Jeffers’ quirky stories and delightful illustrations.

Up and Down is a happy return to his well-loved stories about a little boy and his friend penguin. This time it is penguin that drives the story forward – he wants to fly. Together they explore how best to do this.
As per usual, half the story takes place via the illustrations. I can spend hours just pouring over each page, chuckling at the humour and wallowing in the pathos.

Jeffers view of friendship leaves us all with a sense of hope.

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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.

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