Cole's Funny Picture Book for children, circa late century. The culture of the day is bizarre by today's standards. One of the greatest treasures of my childhood in the was a Coles Funny Picture Book, a gift from my wonderful father.
Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door. so begins the magical adventure of the boy and the penguin as they travel all the way to the South Pole, looking for home and discovering friendship.
Burger Boy, by Alan Durant. (Clarion Books, Benny hates vegetables and eats nothing but hamburgers, until the day his mother's prediction proves true and he turns into a walking, talking--and running--burger.