Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Children's Book Review - One Cool Friend, Toni Buzzeo, David Small (Ill.)

One Cool Friend


Toni Buzzeo, David Small (Ill)


Category: Children’s Picture Book

Synopsis: Elliot takes on a pet penguin. What will happen when his father finds out?

Rating: *** (3-star scale)

My grandson and I were reading this one together, and he lost interest. This could be due to the story, or it could be that we’d just finished three other books. I think he found some of the language odd and some of the names too hard to pronounce, and he got a little frustrated. Unfortunately, he didn’t know there was a twist coming. (No spoilers here.)

I was sort of disappointed that we abandoned it, because I love this book!

I love how formal Elliot is. I love how hands-off and absentminded his father is. I love how industrious Elliot and Magellan, the penguin, are. I love the illustrations, simple but quirky. And I love the twist at the end.

I think you will, too.

Would you recommend this to a friend?

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