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)
Comments: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?Definitely.