52 Puffins – # 5 Tiny Cooper (Will Grayson, Will Grayson)

This week’s ’52 Puffins’ nomination comes from Natasha, one of our sparkling Marketing Team – and it sounds like Tiny Cooper is more than ready to take centre stage!

What is 52 Puffins? Well, although we love our main characters, in 2013 we think its time to celebrate the supporting cast: the extras with the witty one-liners, the dastardly villains and the best freind every hero would be lost without. Who’s your favourite?
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1.     Name: Tiny Cooper  (from Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan)

Tiny Cooper, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

2.     Famous Friends?

Both Will
Graysons (but especially Will Grayson). Will didn’t
exactly CHOOSE to be friends with Tiny Cooper, but they ended up thick as
thieves anyway. Will says, “We’ve been friends too long to pick, but if I could
pick, I’d pick you”… which gets taken to another level when he actually, literally has to pick Tiny’s nose for him!  Ewww!

3.         Hero or villain?

hero!  And a legend in his own lunchtime!

4.        Why you love him?

 Because Tiny
Cooper is, hilariously, very UN-tiny… in fact, he’s ginormous!  Will is constantly impressed that Tiny
manages to defy the laws of physics and squeeze behind one of those titchy
American-style school desks every day – he calls it “the miracle of Tiny Cooper
and the desk”.

unlike Will Grayson, Tiny Cooper is NOT afraid to fall completely, madly,
utterly in love.  He’s a total romantic!

an AMAZING football player.

And last but
not least, he gets funding for, writes, produces and directs a school musical
ABOUT HIS OWN LIFE!  That’s how awesome
he is!  (He even writes Will Grayson into
the musical, in the cunning guise of the fictional character ‘Phil Wrayson’…)

5.         What’s his catchphrase?

Hmmm… I’m not
sure he has one!  But there is a
catchphrase ABOUT Tiny Cooper, which is (repeat after me!): “I appreciate you, Tiny Cooper!”

6.         What wouldn’t he leave the house without?

A Will
Grayson.  Any Will Grayson.

7.         Tell us something we might not know.

Tiny Cooper
lives in a mansion where he has 3 bedrooms all to himself… Craziness!  Oh and he’s so gigantic that, according to
Will, one of his tears could drown a kitten…

 8.         Does he have any pet peeves?

Getting dumped
via Facebook status update… yes, it happened, and he wasn’t best pleased. 

9.         What does he dream of?


10.      Where
would you go to hang out together?

An awesome live music venue
called The Hideout in downtown Chicago.


Every week, for 52 weeks, we’ll feature one nomination right here on the blog! If you’d like to share your favourite character from a  Puffin book, them simply print off the question form and send it back – and don’t forget to draw a picture!
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