Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Lost and Found
Recommended by Nicole, Lost and Found, by Oliver Jeffers, is a sweet book about finding a new friend. A boy finds a penguin at his door and, assuming the penguin is lost, tries to help him find his way home again. After asking a few others, like his rubber duck, the boy looks in a book and discovers that penguins live at the South Pole. The two set out on a boat and enjoy the long journey there. After dropping the penguin off, the boy becomes lonely and realizes he has made a mistake.
The illustrations are bright and subdued, and so is the language in the text. It's a pleasant read to share with your little one snuggled close on a chair.
I've been thinking about how to make the blog useful. If you've noticed, I've started labeling the books at the end by age-group. Tonight I went back and labeled all of the older ones. I'm hoping this will help those who need a few quick recommendations when shopping for a gift. You can click on a label and see all the books with that same label. However, please don't trust my labels blindly. Always preview.
Here are the ones I've used so far:
Primary (kindergarten and 1st grade)
School-age (anything above that)
Any suggestions for other ways this can be useful to you?