My Penguin Osbert

My Penguin Osbert Cover

My Penguin Osbert

By Elizabeth Cody Kimmel; H. B. Lewis (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763616991, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2004

Fabulously illustrated by H. B. Lewis, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's hilarious romp through the land of be-careful-what-you-wish-for offers a whole year's worth of holiday fun magic.
This year, I was very specific in my letter to Santa Claus.
Each year at Christmas, Joe writes a letter to Santa. But they've had a few misunderstandings in the past. Last year, for example, Joe wanted a fire-engine-red racecar with retracting headlights, and he did get one but it was only three inches long. So this year Joe is really, really careful. He describes exactly what he wants and on Christmas morning, guess what's waiting for him under the tree Santa has brought him a living, breathing, black-and-white penguin named Osbert. Will anything in Joe's life ever be the same?

About the Author
Elizabeth Kimmel Willard, the pen name for Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, is a lifetime Little House enthusiast. She is the author of many books for children, including the Lily B. series. She lives in Cold Spring, New York, with her husband and their daughter.

H. B. "Buck" Lewis is an award-winning author and illustrator whose work has appeared on billboards, TV commercials, and magazine covers. These days, he spends his time writing and illustrating picture books and designing characters for animated feature films from Dreamworks, Disney, Blue Sky/Fox, and Pixar, among others. H. B. Lewis currently lives in Los Angeles and misses the East Coast terribly--especially when it snows! This is his first book with Candlewick Press. H. B. Lewis lives in Los Angeles, CA.