Monday, February 06, 2012

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

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Enter for a chance to win:
To enter, comment on this post and include an email address (formatted like: cynthia at cynthialeitichsmith dot com) or a link to an email address. Or email Cynthia directly with "One Cool Friend" in the subject line.

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 At the beginning of our careers, as unpublished writers, we were paired by our mutual mentor, Jane Kurtz, and, for some years, exchange manuscripts online.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:


Xena's Mom said...

I would love to have an authographed copy of One
Cool Friend, the wee stuffed penguin puppet and a Skype visit--Yahooo! Check out my review of this stellar title at

My email is mmmcu at charter dot net.

Thanks to all for this sensational giveaway.

Heidi Grange said...

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

Lovey Dovey Books said...

Sounds interesting! Penguins are really cute too :)

lovemibooks at aol dot com

Susan Light said...

This librarian's own 3 children are going to love this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

books4susie at aol dot com

Mrs. Miller said...

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

Cathy M said...

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

HomemadeMother said...

The kids love penguins! So cute :)

maureen at homemademothering dot com

Priscilla Mizell said...

Yes, please! This book is great. priscilla dot mizell at gmail dot com

Erika Brito said...

My First graders would really enjoy this book if it was added to our classroom library!

ebrito325 at gmail dot com