Downloadable Literature Guides

You can purchase 7 Kids Wings award-winning picture book guides for Jon Klassen's This Is Not My Hat, 2013 Caldecott Medalist, PLUS the 5 Caldecott Honor Books including One Cool Friend, Extra Yarn, Green, Creepy Carrots, and Sleep Like a Tiger. Also included is I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. Immediate downloads! Only $19.95! Sharable within your school! Click Here to Download from Kids Wings at Teachers Pay Teachers.

Penguins and Turtles in a Fiction/Nonfiction study--3 Kids Wings award-winning picture book guides.
Turtle's Penguin Day (Fiction), Turtles (Nonfiction), and One Cool Friend (Fiction) with 42 pages for only $12.95! Sharable within your school!
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One Cool Friend
by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small,
Caldecott Honor Book 2013

In One Cool Friend, you get to meet Elliott, a very special kid who loves animals and science! In particular, he loves penguins. One day, when his father took him to his favorite place, an aquarium, an amazing thing happened. He came home with a penguin in his backpack!

What will his father say? What would your daddy say?

Would he be able to feed it? Would YOU?

How would he keep it cool? How would YOU keep it cool?

You will love the story, the illustrations, the speech bubbles, and the surprise at the end!

Our Kids' Wings literature guide has discussion cards, activities, and research that will extend your fun! Here's the beginning of a readers' theater script to introduce the book. You'll find the rest of it in the literature guide:


53 Primary Literature Guides with One Cool Friend are now on sale in:

Research Links for
One Cool Friend

Author Toni Buzzeo

Illustrator David Small

We Give Books...a booktalk by a great kid!

Penguins Video
Penguin Poetry

Fun Penguin Facts for Kids
Kid Zone Penguins
National Geographic Kids, Creature Feature: Penguins
Penguins for Kids


A 16-page literature guide perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for One Cool Friend is part of the 2013 Literature Collection, Brain Boosting Books!

The Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-reading Discussion Cards
2-page Readers Theater Script
Penguin Puzzles
Penguin Math
Checking Understanding, Multiple Choice Comprehension
Where in the World Do Penguins Live?
Penguin Research
Tortoise Research
Important Facts About Penguin
Important Facts About Tortoise
Researching MY Animal
The Important Thing About ________, Writing an 8-Page Book
Caldecott Connections
The Caldecott Artist
Answer Page


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