Author(s): Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day The Crayons Quit comes a humorously warm tale of friendship. Now also an animated TV special
What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy's rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights.To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That's when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn't been lost, it had merely been lonely.
A poignant, funny, and child-friendly story about friendship lost . . . and then found again.
Winner of Nestle Children's Book Prize: Age 5 and Under 2005.
Praise for 'How to Catch a Star' 'The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding.' Telegraph 'If the title sounds magical and optimistic to you, it's probably because that's exactly what this book is.' Junior (BOOK OF THE MONTH) 'A stunning debut!' Books for Keeps (NEW TALENT) 'Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good.' The Bookseller
Oliver is a fresh new talent in picture books. He graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. He works as a freelance illustrator and this is his second picture book project.