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.
The illustrations are drawn to delight children in the story about the penguin and his friend, the boy. Up and Down is about the penguin’s wish to fly, so he seeks to fly leaving the boy behind only to realize that their friendship is more important than flying all alone; it is better to do their favorite game together.
This is a great lesson for preschool or early readers in a story written to their level. Highly recommended to teach young children about friendship.