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One Cool Friend

by Toni Buzzeo
illustrated by David Small
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012.
ISBN 978-0803734135
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About the book:
"May I please have a penguin?"
That's what Elliot asks his father on Family Fun Day at the aquarium. His father thinks he MUST mean a stuffed animal rather than a pet, because he simply answers, "Sure!" and hands over a twenty-dollar bill. And so begins the sly, silly tale of an irresistible friendship. Caldecott Medallist David Small and acclaimed storyteller Toni Buzzeo revel in the mischief--and kids will too!


STARRED REVIEW: “Though very much a boy-and his-pet story, it's just as much about two gentlemen who appear to be orbiting entirely different planets. The revelation that they're not so dissimilar after all is about as sweet as it gets.” —Publisher's Weekly

 STARRED REVIEW: “A real kid charmer that will elicit "Read it again" responses.” —School Library Journal

STARRED REVIEW: “Charming illustrations in pen and ink, ink wash, watercolor, and colored pencil highlight certain elements with splashes of color, drawing the eye to funny little details. This book is the perfect spark for a discussion of penguins, of the perfect exotic pet, of animal habitats, or of the use of the library for research.” —MaryAnn Karre, Library Media Connections 

“In line with Buzzeo's elegantly spare text, Small uses neutral washes with loosely drawn lines and highlights of restrained color to depict the urbane lad and his equally dapper companion making themselves comfortably at home in upper-crust digs. A happy tale of domestic amity, with a well-set-up punchline.”—Kirkus

“This charming picture book has many humorous details throughout, and kids will likely laugh out loud at the surprise (particularly for father!) ending.”—Shelle Rosenfeld, Booklist

“Buzzeo's zany story is matched by the laugh-out-loud illustrations by 2001 Caldecott Medalist David Small. Using a main palette of black and while, Small injects color into his illustrations at crucial points, adding both humor and verve.”—The Seattle Times
“Energetic line and dizzying perspective combine for a rollicking tale of Father, Elliot and a highly improbably pet (or two). Buzzeo's text, brimming with sly wordplay, earns its perfect counterpoint in Small's ink, watercolor and pencil illustrations with chilly details and visual jokes that invite many repeated readings.”—CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choice 2013
   

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2013 Caldecott Honor Book
2013 ALA Notable Children's Book
2013 Maine Literary Award for Children’s Books
New York Times Best Seller
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Selection
CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choice 2013
Mackin Select K-2 Starred Selection March 2012
Junior Library Guild Selection
Children's Book of the Month Club Selection
Kids' Indie Next Selection 
Society of Illustrator’s Original Art 2012 Selection
2012 Goodreads Best Picture Book Award Nominee
2013 New England SCBWI Crystal Kite Finalist
Raising Readers Anthology Selection
2014 Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award—Picture Books Nominee
2014 Delaware Blue Hen Book Award Nominee
2014-15 Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award Nominee
2014 Illinois Monarch Award Nominee
2014-15 Missouri Show Me Award Nominee
2014-15 Nebraska Primary Golden Sower Award Nominee
2014 Nevada Young Readers Award—Picture Books Nominee
2013-14 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
2013-14 Tennessee Volunteer Book Award—Primary Division Nominee
2013-14 Keller, Texas ISD Cowpoke Picture Book List
2013-14 Vermont Red Clover Award Nominee
2013-14 Wyoming Buckaroo Book Award Nominee
2014-15 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Nominee
2013 Caldecott Honor Book
2013 ALA Notable Children's Book
2013 Maine Literary Award for Children’s Books
New York Times Best Seller
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Selection
CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choice 2013
Mackin Select K-2 Starred Selection March 2012
Junior Library Guild Selection
Children's Book of the Month Club Selection
Kids' Indie Next Selection 
Society of Illustrator’s Original Art 2012 Selection
2012 Goodreads Best Picture Book Award Nominee
2013 New England SCBWI Crystal Kite Finalist
Raising Readers Anthology Selection
2014 Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award—Picture Books Nominee
2014 Delaware Blue Hen Book Award Nominee
2014-15 Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award Nominee
2014 Illinois Monarch Award Nominee
2014-15 Missouri Show Me Award Nominee
2014-15 Nebraska Primary Golden Sower Award Nominee
2014 Nevada Young Readers Award—Picture Books Nominee
2013-14 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
2013-14 Tennessee Volunteer Book Award—Primary Division Nominee
2013-14 Keller, Texas ISD Cowpoke Picture Book List
2013-14 Vermont Red Clover Award Nominee
2013-14 Wyoming Buckaroo Book Award Nominee
2014-15 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Nominee
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One Cool Friend Audio
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One Cool Friend Video
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Honors:
2015 Notable Children's Recording
2015 Notable Children's Video
Earphones Award Winner
"Listen in as Toni Buzzeo's fantasy is brought to life by a dynamic trio of narrators--one as understated storyteller, one as professorial dad, and one as the ever polite and independent Elliot, the son whose mannerisms and looks are much like that of the penguin he acquires on an aquarium outing with his preoccupied father."—AudioFile Magazine
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One Cool Friend Audio
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Honors:
2015 Notable Children's Recording
2015 Notable Children's Video
Earphones Award Winner
"Listen in as Toni Buzzeo's fantasy is brought to life by a dynamic trio of narrators--one as understated storyteller, one as professorial dad, and one as the ever polite and independent Elliot, the son whose mannerisms and looks are much like that of the penguin he acquires on an aquarium outing with his preoccupied father."—AudioFile Magazine
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