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Toni Buzzeo

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Toni Buzzeo

Toni Buzzeo

Books by Toni Buzzeo

written by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka - Picture

Little Tembo, a baby elephant, is thirsty and her herd cannot find any water. But Bibi, the matriarch, "remembers the way to wet." As Bibi leads them across the parched savannah, Tembo happily follows, every now and then getting distracted by her own memories of games she loves to play. With touching family moments interspersed between Tembo's playful actions, this tribute to grandmothers will make a perfect read-aloud.

Written by Toni Buzzeo, Illustrated by David Small - Fiction, Picture

 

When well-mannered Elliot reluctantly visits the aquarium with his distractible father, he politely asks whether he can have a penguin --- and then removes one from the penguin pool to his backpack. The fun of caring for a penguin in a New England Victorian house is followed by a surprise revelation by Elliot's father.

by Toni Buzzeo

Frances is determined to make Christmas jolly for her younger brother, even if it means joining family on the mainland and leaving Papa behind on their isolated lighthouse island. After all, would Santa even know how to find them in this faraway spot? But when Christmas Eve is ushered in on a wild storm and Papa risks his life to rescue a drowning man, the children realize that the most important thing about the holiday is being together.