Sunday, July 3, 2016

One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo & Illustrated by David Small

My Bookish Itinerary Cutie Pie's Shelf Children's Book Reviews

Title: One Cool Friend

Author: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrator: David Small
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Classification: Children's Book, Caldecott Honor Book (2013)
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Source: Library Book
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. 
Cutie Pie is 9 years old & Cutie Pie #2 is 5 years old

First Thoughts:

Cutie Pie: It is really funny.

Cutie Pie #2: I really liked. I think it was funny.

What is this book about?

Cutie Pie #1: It is about a proper child who thinks of instead of a plush penguin he is supposed to get a real penguin. The penguin does a bunch of silly stuff and the end is crazy. 

Cutie Pie #2: About a boy who got a penguin.

What was your favorite part of the story?

Cutie Pie: When the penguin passed ice cream to the dad.

Cutie Pie #2: The ending.

Why did you like it?

Cutie Pie: Because it was super funny. 

Cutie Pie #2: Because it was really funny.

Is there anything you didn't like about this book?

Cutie Pie: I liked it all.

Cutie Pie #2: I liked all of it.

Do you like the illustrations?

Cutie Pie: Yes. I think they are great.

Cutie Pie #2: I liked all the pictures.

Who do you think will like this book?

Cutie Pie:  Everyone.

Cutie Pie #2: Everybody. 


Cutie Pie:
Cutie Pie #2

I picked this one out from the library for us to read because I love penguins and I thought it would be fun to read a story that has a penguin in it. Plus, the title states One Cool Friend. So a penguin and a child being friends, yes please! I am so glad this title and cover caught my eye, we had a lot of fun reading this story! In fact, we loved it!
This story is about a proper young man and his father. One day they go to Family Fun Day at the aquarium. Elliot saw the penguins and knew he wanted one. So he asks his father if he could have a penguin. Thinking Elliot wanted to buy a stuffed penguin from the gift shop, his father says sure and gives Elliot money. Though that isn't what Elliot had in mind. He goes back to the penguin exhibit and gets his penguin to bring home.
One Cool Friend is a wonderful story about friendship. The story is very entertaining, fun,  and silly. It made the girls laugh several times. The illustrations are great, I love how they are simple and detailed. I also love how the speech parts of the story are in speech bubbles.

I highly recommend reading this story. It is a great story to read with elementary school aged children.

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