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One Cool Friend - Toni Buzzeo, David Small
One Cool Friend
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When well-mannered Elliot reluctantly visits the aquarium with his distractible father, he politely asks whether he can have a penguin--and then removes one from the penguin pool to his backpack. The fun of caring for a penguin in a New England Victorian house is followed by a surprise revelation... show more
When well-mannered Elliot reluctantly visits the aquarium with his distractible father, he politely asks whether he can have a penguin--and then removes one from the penguin pool to his backpack. The fun of caring for a penguin in a New England Victorian house is followed by a surprise revelation by Elliot's father.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780803734135 (0803734131)
Publisher: Dial
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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kvela
kvela rated it
5.0 One Cool Friend
During the first reading I did think Elliot’s father was somewhat distracted by his studies and thought Elliot, although well behaved, was lonely (he would read to his stuffed toys). I did not blame Elliot for “adopting” Magellan; they seemed to belong together. I absolutely liked the surprise end...
Rachel's Book Blog
Rachel's Book Blog rated it
4.0 One Cool Friend
Clever story. I love the penguin theme of this book and the interesting main character! Kids would love it! The illustrations are filled with clues that bring to light the wonderful surprise at the end!
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it
This is child-centered fiction. The adults don't get in the way (Dad, Librarian--and where was aquarium security? Quietly never pictured.), and Elliot moves forward assuming they won't--even though I was worried the entire time about when he would be found out. "Wild surprise ending"? No, a calm vin...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Awwww! I've been a David Small fan for quite a while, now I'll have to add Toni Buzzeo to my list. Reminiscent of Mr. Popper's Penguins in the best way, I would expect this to be popular with any kid who dreams of having an unusual pet. I was thoroughly enchanted, because Penguin! but the whole thin...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 One Cool Friend
Delightfully illustrated, entertaining story.
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