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Review of <i>One Cool Friend</i> by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small

Title

Review of One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small

Publisher

Dial Books

City

New York

Date of Publication

2012

ISBN

978-0-8037-3413-5

Date of Review

2012

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

A dapper young boy named Elliot goes to the aquarium one day with his father and finds the perfect companion for his sophisticated tastes - a penguin! Rather than purchase a stuffed penguin as his father suggests, Elliot sneaks home one of the real little tuxedoed friends. Mischief ensues when Elliot’s father discovers the penguin in the bathtub. Is he upset? Of course not! Elliot’s father has his own special pet – a real Galapagos tortoise! One Cool Friend is a hilarious book with lovably eccentric characters. Like father, like son, both Elliot and his father have an appreciation for unique pets, which is cleverly conveyed through clues in the book’s illustrations. The young reader benefits from learning about these animals and their special habitats, along with a lesson in geography and exploration. Highly Recommended. Kirsten Setzkorn, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University

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