by Toni Buzzeo & David Small
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. When his father says Elliot may have one, Eliot is ecstatic! Eliot brings his new friend home – then realizes that Dad probably thought he meant a toy penguin, not a real one! Can Elliot hide his new friend? And what will happen if his father finds out?
This book is a personal favorite! Anyone who has been entranced by the penguins at the zoo will relate to Elliot and his love of these birds. Fun illustrations show the characters’ emotions perfectly, creating an engaging read. Every reader will agree: a penguin is the perfect pet and a very cool friend! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Read this book to celebrate one cool holiday: Penguin Awareness Day, January 20th!
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Reviewed by: Alyssa (Davis Library)