Submitted by Ms. Catherine!
One Cool Friend, written by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by David Small, tells the story of Elliot. Elliot is a cool kid indeed. He regularly wears a tuxedo, and knows how useful the library is. One day he decides to take a trip to the aquarium, despite “the masses of noisy kids” who are sure to be there. He finds the penguins, and appreciates their fine sense of style. Due to a slight confusion on his father’s part, Elliot manages to bring a penguin home as a pet. His new friend Magellan proves to be a cool friend indeed. Penguins have always been a favorite animal of mine, so any book featuring them is sure to please. This book in particular is delightful. Buzzeo’s text is both funny and sweet. Small’s illustrations are smart and filled with details that will make the reader want to go back and examine them a second time. The twist at the end of the story is sure to catch readers, both young and old, by surprise. If you’re a fan of animals and funny books, this will be a new favorite. See this book listed in our catalog