Up and Down (H/B)
In this much-anticipated sequel to the internationally best-selling picture book Lost and Found, we re-visit the boy and the penguin after their trip to the South Pole! The boy and the penguin still enjoy spending all their time together! That is, until the penguin starts to dream of flying, ignoring the boys advice that it is impossible. Running away, the penguin visits place after place, searching for a chance to get his feet off the ground. But will flying be everything he had hoped? And is the boy missing him, as much as he is missing the boy? A heart-warming story about friendship, love and reaching for your dreams, from highly-regarded, multi-award-winning author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers.
Praise for Lost and Found: "An uplifting story!pictures of such spare beauty!suffused with a dreamlike quality." Independent Online "Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship!The illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression!and body language." Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian "Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story!little children will love to share it." Carousel "Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book." Publishing News "My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship." Irish Independent Praise for How to Catch a Star: "The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding." Telegraph "A story about possibilities and disappointments with a triumphant ending, all of which Jeffers captures through the beautifully expressive changing moods of his little boy." The Guardian "This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams." Mail on Sunday "Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good." The Bookseller Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy "Mouth-wateringly irresistible" The Guardian "This is a book that children will devour." The Observer "The whole thing looks good enough to eat." TES "A beautifully produced edition that really is good enough to eat." The Bookseller "With The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised." Junior
Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. As well as working on children's picture books, he also does freelance illustrations for internationally recognised brands such as Starbucks. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award 2005 and the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2006 for 'Lost and Found' was broadcast as an animation on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve 2008.