Benny and Penny in Just Pretend

By Hayes, Geoffrey

Publishers Summary:
How can Benny pretend to be a brave pirate when his pesky little sister, Penny, wants to tag along and is always asking for a hug? He tries to lose her, but when he does, he starts to feel a little lost himself. Then, Penny proves her bravery and saves Benny from a bug. They hug as Benny explains he was only pretending she bugged him. Best-selling children's book author Geoffrey Hayes brings unforgettable characters to life with rare warmth and humor.

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ISBN
978-0-97992-380-7
Publisher
Raw Junior, LLC


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2008

PreS-Gr 2 Hayes successfully combines a comic-book format with effective easy-reader elements to introduce two delightful mouse siblings. Penny, clothed in pale-blue princess regalia, persistently seeks out her older brothers company, though Benny, who is busy playing pirate, brushes her off repeatedly. Finally fed up, Benny calls her a dumb, bad little sister! and she dissolves into tears. After an offstage intercession from Mom, Benny suggests a game of hide-and-seek, hurries Penny into an outd...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2008  |  

Comic books meet picture books in these three titles that demonstrate the power of the comics format for young readers and listeners. In Silly Lilly, Rosenstiehl introduces the four seasons through a preschooler's experiences, with each season receiving only a snapshot (for example, during the summer, Silly Lilly sees rocks, fish, and a creature in a shell), but with Lilly visibly growing as the year progresses. All text appears in conversation balloons, reinf...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

Comic books meet picture books in these titles. <i>Silly</i> introduces the seasons through a child's experiences. In <i>Benny</i>, mouse siblings squabble about playing together. <i>Otto...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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