Up and Down

by Oliver Jeffers

Reading Age: 4+

Interest level: 2+

by Oliver Jeffers

In this charming sequel to Lost and Found we rejoin Boy and Penguin who do everything together until one day Penguin decides he needs to try something on his own - fly. After a succession of failed attempts at flying Penguin realises penguins aren't supposed to fly and returns to his faithful friend on the ground.

This is a delightful study into the importance of friendship and independence. The penguin is like a smaller sibling trying to copy everything their older brother or sister does before setting out on the road of independence.


Oliver Jeffers manages to express so much through his deceptively simple watercolour illustrations, full of humour and pathos.


Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

About the author

  • Oliver Jeffers

    As a picture book creator Oliver Jeffers has been the recipient of some of children's books highest accolades, including the Nestle Gold Medal for Lost and Found and the Irish Picture Book of the Year for The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Other award-winning titles include The Way Back Home, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal. An animated film of Oliver's book Lost and Found won a BAFTA for Best Animation in 2009. Oliver was born in Belfast but now lives in New York City.


    Oliver Jeffers
    Oliver Jeffers

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