One Cool Friend

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
29 Reviews
On a momentous visit to the aquarium, Elliot discovers his dream pet: a penguin. It's just proper enough for a straight-laced boy like him. And when he asks his father if he may have one (please and thank you), his father says yes. Elliot should have realized that Dad probably thought he meant a stuffed penguin and not a real one . . . Clever illustrations and a wild surprise ending make this sly, silly tale of friendship and wish fulfillment a kid-pleaser from start to finish.

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Eliot goes to the aquarium with his father and acquires a pet penguin. The penguin dresses properly just like Eliot does although the penguin sometimes forgets his manners. The artwork only uses black ... Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

Elliot visits the aquarium with his father and comes home with a penguin. We learn in the course of the book that Elliot is simply following in his father's footsteps. The story is humorous and certain to entertain young readers. The illustrations are simple but effective. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Toni Buzzeo (, a former English teacher and elementary school librarian, divides her time between Sarasota, Florida, and Buxton, Maine.

David Small ( is a Caldecott Medal winner, National Book Award finalist, and Christopher Award winner, among other honors. The illustrator of more than forty books, he lives in southern Michigan.

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