Enter for a chance to win:
- an author-autographed copy of One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small (Dial)
- full-body penguin hand puppet
- 15 minute Skype visit with author Toni Buzzeo
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.
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 At the beginning of our careers, as unpublished writers, we were paired by our mutual mentor, Jane Kurtz, and, for some years, exchange manuscripts online.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: