One Cool Friend

By Toni Buzzeo; David Small (Illustrator)
(Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803734135, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

List Price: $17.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
“Buzzeo's text and the illustrations by Caldecott Medal-winner Small are perfectly matched in this wonderful book. A pet penguin named Magellan makes excellent sense to Elliot, but what about his father? This 'cool' book delivers fun and so much more!”
-- Jeanne Snyder, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL


Description
2013 Caldecott Honor Book.
From "New York Times" bestselling author Toni Buzzeo and Caldecott Medal winning illustrator David Small, comes a cool tale about an unlikely friendship.
On a spontaneous visit to the aquarium, straight-laced and proper Elliot discovers his dream pet: a penguin. When he asks his father if he may have one (please and thank you), his father says yes. Elliot should have realized that Dad was probably thinking of a toy penguin, not a real one... Clever illustrations and a wild surprise ending make this sly, silly tale a kid-pleaser from start to finish.



About the Author
Toni Buzzeo, a former teacher and school librarian, is now a full time author with many picture books to her credit, including Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten, The Sea Chest, and the Caldecott Honor winner One Cool Friend. She and her husband, Ken, divide their time between Sarasota, Florida and Buxton, Maine.

David Small is the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of "So You Want to Be President?" by Judith St. George. He received Caldecott Honors for "The Gardener" by Sarah Stewart and "One Cool Friend" by Toni Buzzeo. He's illustrated dozens of other award-winning books, including "That Book Woman" by Heather Henson and "The Underneath" by Kathi Appelt. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Sarah Stewart.
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