Penny and Her Song

By HENKES, Kevin

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ISBN
978-0-06-208195-7 978-0-06-208196-4
Publisher
HarperCollins Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2012  |  Preschool to Grade 4

K-Gr 2—In this mild, two-chapter tale for beginning readers, Henkes once again touches on the challenges of being an older sibling. Penny is a young mouse bursting to sing a song to her parents that she has just learned at school. But disappointingly, every time she begins to sing, her parents ask her to stop. "'Your song is beautiful,' said Mama, 'but you will wake up the babies." Singing to herself in the mirror or to her glass animals just isn't the s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2012

We all know the drill: a youngster comes home from school with a piece of art work, gives it to an adult, who, after the requisite oohing and aahing, ceremoniously places it on the refrigerator. But what happens when a child's artistic endeavor is an original song, and its performance will have to wait? This is precisely the situation mouse Penny discovers after she joyfully bursts across the jacket and title page and into the front door ready to share her new ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Mouse Penny wants to share her new song, but its performance will have to wait: "...the babies are asleep." Penny quietly pl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 1, 2012

A stimulating easy reader with an engaging story and a likable main character. Word repetition, a natural part of the narrative, will help new readers with comprehension. Fans of Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes will be thrilled to meet Penny, the latest mouse protagonist from the creator of Lilly’s Purple Pl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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