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Publisher Comments:

2013 Caldecott Honor Book.

 

From New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo and Caldecott Medal winning illustrator David Small, comes a cool tale about an unlikely friendship.

 

On a spontaneous visit to the aquarium, straight-laced and proper Elliot discovers his dream pet: a penguin. When he asks his father if he may have one (please and thank you), his father says yes. Elliot should have realized that Dad was probably thinking of a toy penguin, not a real one… Clever illustrations and a wild surprise ending make this sly, silly tale a kid-pleaser from start to finish.

Review:

"Elliot's father wears a dorky plaid suit and works as some sort of naturalist. He's also pretty absentminded, so when Elliot — a quiet, rosy-cheeked boy who prefers tuxedos — brings home a Magellanic penguin, he doesn't notice. Small's (Elsie's Bird) ink-and-watercolor drawings are as urbane as Elliot's bow tie, and he creates a magnificent mansion for Elliot and his father. Elliot fixes up a bedroom ice rink with the air conditioner and hose, puts Magellan to bed in the freezer, and takes him swimming in the bathtub. Buzzeo (the Adventure Annie books) gives Elliot courtly manners ('Thank you for inviting me' is his response to his father's suggestion they visit the aquarium) and a quick wit. The book's humor is built on gentle misunderstandings between father and son (when Elliot asks for a penguin, his father assumes he means a stuffed one from the aquarium gift shop). 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. Ages 5 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The sheriff and his deputy dog have been charged with a mission: to bring a dozen donuts home safely. All seems to be going well until the young sheriff peeks inside the box to check on the tasty treats. They’re practically calling his name, and in the blink of an eye (and with just a few nibbles), a donut disappears! Wherever could that missing donut be? Luckily, this is one mystery the sheriff and his deputy are sure to bring to a close.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Toni Buzzeo (tonibuzzeo.com), a former English teacher and elementary school librarian, divides her time between Sarasota, Florida, and Buxton, Maine.

David Small (davidsmallbooks.com) is a Caldecott Medal winner, National Book Award finalist, and Christopher Award winner, among other honors. The illustrator of more than forty books, he lives in southern Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803734135
Author:
Buzzeo, Toni
Publisher:
Dial Books
Author:
Small, David
Author:
McGhee, Alison
Author:
Roxas, Isabel
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Pets
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Westerns
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Elliot's father wears a dorky plaid suit and works as some sort of naturalist. He's also pretty absentminded, so when Elliot — a quiet, rosy-cheeked boy who prefers tuxedos — brings home a Magellanic penguin, he doesn't notice. Small's (Elsie's Bird) ink-and-watercolor drawings are as urbane as Elliot's bow tie, and he creates a magnificent mansion for Elliot and his father. Elliot fixes up a bedroom ice rink with the air conditioner and hose, puts Magellan to bed in the freezer, and takes him swimming in the bathtub. Buzzeo (the Adventure Annie books) gives Elliot courtly manners ('Thank you for inviting me' is his response to his father's suggestion they visit the aquarium) and a quick wit. The book's humor is built on gentle misunderstandings between father and son (when Elliot asks for a penguin, his father assumes he means a stuffed one from the aquarium gift shop). 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. Ages 5 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The sheriff and his deputy dog have been charged with a mission: to bring a dozen donuts home safely. All seems to be going well until the young sheriff peeks inside the box to check on the tasty treats. They’re practically calling his name, and in the blink of an eye (and with just a few nibbles), a donut disappears! Wherever could that missing donut be? Luckily, this is one mystery the sheriff and his deputy are sure to bring to a close.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.
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