Recommended Grades: 3-5
What would you do if you met your ideal pet? Elliot asks his father if he can have a penguin during a visit to the aquarium. This begins a silly tale of an irresistible friendship.
Six Traits Mentor Text/Conventions or Organization: Read aloud One Cool Friend and discuss how the author/illustrator modeled the use of dialogue. The author actually uses dialogue bubbles embedded within the text. Additionally, this book would be a great model text for surprise endings.
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