Giveaway Package: New York Times Bestseller One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo & David Small

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Author-sponsored. Eligibility: North America (U.S./Canada). Deadline: midnight CST Feb. 20.

From the promotional copy of One Cool Friend:

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.

Cynsational Notes

Toni was one of my earliest writing partners. At the beginning of our careers, as unpublished writers, we were paired by our mutual mentor, Jane Kurtz, and, for some years, exchange manuscripts online.

Today, Toni is a popular and well published author of numerous picture books and teacher/librarian resource books! It’s a thrill to see her latest picture book, One Cool Friend, on the New York Times bestseller list! Congratulations, Toni!

Toni Buzzeo, a former English teacher and elementary school librarian, is a popular author of picture books who divides her time between Sarasota, Florida, and Buxton, Maine. She also is the author of two of the most popular posts in the history of Cynsations — Author-Librarian Interview: Toni Buzzeo on School Visits (part one and part two).

David Small 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.

Ongoing Cynsations giveaways also include the Diabolical Grand Prize Giveaway (author sponsored, international eligibility, Feb. 8 deadline); Giveaway: Ellen’s Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Daniel Minter (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012)(author sponsored, U.S. eligibility, Feb. 13 deadline); Six-book Giveaway of Bewitching, Beastly Deluxe Edition and Cloaked by Alex Flinn (author sponsored, U.S. eligibility; Feb. 20 deadline).

In the video below, visit Toni’s Writing Cottage:

9 thoughts on “Giveaway Package: New York Times Bestseller One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo & David Small

  1. Toni's work is so helpful to me as a librarian, it's great to see her success. Penguins are a perennially favorite topic in my library as well. What a great giveaway.

    hg195 at yahoo dot com

  2. I would love a copy of Toni's book – it looks great. I do a penguin project with my first graders every year and they read everything I have on penguins all month long.
    dmiller at norwood dot k12 dot ma dot us

  3. I've been eager to read "One Cool Friend" ever since Pippin Properties started buzzing about it!

    Thank you for the fun giveaway.

    cathy54321 at hotmail dot com

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