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Benny and Penny in just pretend : a toon book

by Hayes, Geoffrey,

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 14 of 17 copies
Available (14)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Graphic Novels ER GRAPHIC HAYES
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  ER GRAPHIC HAYES
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Juvenile Easy Reader E Hay
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Easy Reader
 
Call Number  E Hay
 
 
CLP - Brookline Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC NOVEL Hayes
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  j GRAPHIC NOVEL Hayes
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Juvenile Graphic Novels J GRAPHIC HAYES
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  J GRAPHIC HAYES
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book Picture Book Hayes
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  Picture Book Hayes
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Easy Reader E TOO READER
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Easy Reader
 
Call Number  E TOO READER
 
 
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Graphic Novels J GN BEN
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  J GN BEN
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels GRAPHIC j HAYES
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC j HAYES
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Graphic Novels J Graphic Novel Hayes
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  J Graphic Novel Hayes
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Graphic Novels J Graphic Novel Hayes
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  J Graphic Novel Hayes
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Graphic Novels J Graphic Novel Hayes
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  J Graphic Novel Hayes
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Graphic Novel J HA
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  J HA
 
 
South Park Library Juvenile jGN HAY
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  jGN HAY
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Reader READER-1 TOON
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Reader
 
Call Number  READER-1 TOON
 
 
 
Unavailable (3)
Location Collection Status
CLP - East Liberty Children's Graphic Novels CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Graphic Novels CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Easy Readers CHECKED OUT
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Readers
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
How will Penny prove that she is a pirate and not a pest? Benny wants to be a brave pirate but it is 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Benny the mouse wants to pretend he's brave Benny the Pirate, and he has a crate that makes a terrific pirate ship. Then his younger sister, Penny, dressed in a princess outfit, arrives, wanting to be a pirate, too. Benny calls her a crybaby, and their disagreement escalates until Benny loses his patience does make Penny cry ( Go away! You are a dumb, bad little sister! ). He eventually agrees to play hide-and-seek, but when Penny hides, Benny rushes off to play pirate without her. Penny doesn't come out, so Benny looks for her. Later when Penny saves Benny from some ugly bugs, he takes back his cruel words. The sweet, delicately colored illustrations have an old-fashioned feel that gives the familiar sibling story a timeless quality, while the simple yet varied panel arrangement allows even very young children to understand the difference between a comic and a picture book. The text uses a limited but rich vocabulary with sufficient repetition to help with word recognition, and children will easily grasp the message while appreciating Benny's change of heart at the story's close. A charmer that will invite repeated readings.--Kan, Kat Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hayes, creator of the Otto and Uncle Tooth mysteries, chooses mouse siblings as the subjects for this comic book cum easy reader, first in a planned series (see Silly Lilly, reviewed p. 69). Jazzy, multipanel layouts add a contemporary dimension to simply worded episodes about an eager younger sister and standoffish brother who relish their rivalry more than they admit. Benny fashions himself as a buccaneer with a black tricorn hat and a wooden sword; when he stands in a crate, a thought bubble shows him aboard a galleon that flies the Jolly Roger. Sweet-natured Penny, clad in baby-blue princess gear, wants to play, too, and he automatically rebuffs her: "No! Pirates are brave, and you are a cry-baby." At last Benny initiates a game of hide-and-seek, with no intention of seeking--at least, until Penny disappears. Hayes's colored-pencil pictures set the action near the ground, in cozy panels depicting a secure woodland space. Shallow backgrounds ensure that the outside world never intrudes, except when Benny is startled by bugs that don't faze his sister. A close-range perspective gives readers a good look at Benny and Penny's facial expressions, supplying the context for the dialogue. These skillful drawings do just what they attempt: they lever beginning readers right into the story. Ages 4-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Little Lit Library,2008
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780979923869
9780979923807 (hbk.)
0979923808 (hbk.)
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