Saturday, July 12, 2008

Benny and Penny in Just Pretend by Geoffrey Hayes

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Benny and Penny in Just Pretend by Geoffrey Hayes

Abstract: Benny the mouse wants to be a brave pirate, but it's hard to pretend when his pesky little sister, Penny, is always tagging along. He tries to lose her, but when he does, he starts to feel a little lost himself.

Raw Junior, 2008.


Teresa said...

For a beginning reader in a comic form, I thought this worked since most of the segmented pictures were still unified in the spread. The dialogue was simple enough to follow. The spider and dragonfly were nice touches. I was surprised by Penny's disappearance and her persistence. While I wasn't too excited to read "dumb, bad little sister," it is realistic and works in nicely with the end of the story.

Unknown said...

I found this book delightful. The kids adored it, returning to it over and over again, acting out the characters. Veteran children's book author and illustrator Geoffrey Hayes is combining the comic book form with well-mastered easy-reader elements. His characters are believable and engaging, and the book is pure pleasure to read for first graders. A total winner, top choice for a Geisel-or a Mock Geisel!