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One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo
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One Cool Friend (2012)

by Toni Buzzeo

Other authors: David Small (Illustrator)

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I like the illustrations in the book and how the artist portrays Elliot. I also like that Elliot takes his time to find out more about penguins. This book could be used in a classroom to teach kids about animals in their habitats.

  EstefaniaL | May 14, 2017 |
On every page, the reader is invited to move beyond the text and find clues in the illustrations to enhance the story. Furthermore, the surprise twist at the end of the story will motivate children to re-read the story looking for details in the text and illustrations that they missed on the first read. ( )
  scoomber | May 2, 2017 |
This story is about a proper boy and his penguin. The boy gets a penguin because of a miscommunication between his father and himself, and when they are home the boy researches how to take care of penguins. Together the boy and penguin become well acquainted and are able to adjust to life in a warm house well.
This story fits neatly into the fantasy category as it is all about a boy and a real penguin that he just takes from the zoo and lives a normal life with.
  Michaiah.Annear | Feb 18, 2017 |
Genre: Fantasy
Age Appropriateness: Primary and Intermediate

A "young man" steals a penguin from the zoo and magically becomes best friends with it. This is fantasy because the boy becomes best friends with a penguin. ( )
  jessminson | Jan 23, 2017 |
Pictures are mostly black and white with just a tad of color thrown in every now and then. The story line is cute and the ending doesn't end like you think that it should. Would be a nice addition to anyone's library.
  kannefarmer | Dec 4, 2016 |
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For Ms. Joanne Stanbridge, one cool and unblinking friend,

whose love and laughter brought Magellan to his full glory. -- TB
To Edison --DS
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Elliot was a very proper young man.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803734131, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:57 -0400)

Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.

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