A Caldecott Honor Book!Â From New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo and Caldecott Medal winning illustrator David Small, comes a cool tale about an unlikely friendship.Â 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 oneÂClever illustrations and a wild surprise ending make this sly, silly tale a kid-pleaser from start to finish.
* "The surprise ending has the same satisfying sensibility as Jules Feiffer'sÂ Bark, George. A real kid charmer that will elicit 'Read it again!' responses."—Â School Library Journal, starred review* "Charming illustrations [draw] the eye to funny little details . . . Highly recommended."—Library Media Connection, starred reviewÂ