My Penguin Osbert

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My Penguin Osbert

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

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

Publication Date: September 9, 2004

Description
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 Cody Kimmel is a widely published author of fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Her recent projects include a middle-grade series about Buffalo Bill Cody and the picture book WHAT DO YOU DREAM? Of MY PENGUIN OSBERT, she says: "I love everything about Antarctica . . . except being cold. I love the idea of all that ice and snow and wind, and I can imagine bundling myself up and hiking through the winter wonderland. But when reality sets in, I can't stand the cold, and I think that is how Osbert was born."

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."