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Benny and Penny in How to say goodbye

by Hayes, Geoffrey,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 13 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Easy Readers ER GRAPHIC Hayes
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC NOVEL Hayes
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC NOVEL Hayes
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Readers A 2 HAY
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Graphic Novel J GRAPHIC HAY
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC HAYES
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Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile Graphic Novel J GRAPHIC HAYES
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Northland Public Library Children's Graphic Novels J Graphic Novel Hayes
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Scott Township Library Juvenile Graphic Novel J FIC GRAPHIC HAYES
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Graphic Novel CHECKED OUT
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Graphic Novels CHECKED OUT
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Easy Reader IN TRANSIT
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Why won't Benny help? Penny found a dead salamander, but her brother Benny is refusing to help her bury it. Is it silly to hold a service for Little Sallie, or could this tiny salamander mean something more to the siblings? Geisel Award-winner Geoffrey Hayes shares this gentle tale of a child's early encounter with death.

Bestselling author Geoffrey Hayes has written and illustrated over forty children's books, including the extremely popular series of early readers Otto and Uncle Tooth , the classic Bear by Himself , the Patrick Bear books, and When the Wind Blew by Caldecott Medal-winning author Margaret Wise Brown. His TOON Book series of Benny and Penny books has garnered multiple awards. In 2009, Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award given by the American Library Association for "the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English."

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* It's no secret that comics tend toward hyperbolic action, and perhaps in an effort to match the pandemonium of most cartoons, this is especially true when appealing to younger readers. Hayes' achievement is, then, all the more remarkable. Through six Benny and Penny books, he has explored the emotional landmarks of young children's lives with subtlety, nuance, and gentle insight, with scarcely a zap or pow to be found. In this case, the brother-and-sister mice stumble on the mortal remains of Red the salamander and must learn to say good-bye for the first time. Penny and her friend, Melina, set out to honor the salamander with a funeral, but Benny, harboring guilt over how he sometimes treated Red, refuses to take part. Hayes' grasp of children's inner lives is deep and lovely, granting them not only the complexity to experience resounding sorrow and guilt but also the tools to overcome, with a little help and understanding, these difficult feelings. Hayes' meticulously delineated figures exude a nearly tactile softness and warmth, and his generously detailed panels are fluidly and imaginatively laid out so that, even without the bombastic action, readers will engage at every step. An exemplary installment in an already successful series.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hayes thoughtfully portrays an array of emotions surrounding death in this sixth book starring mouse siblings Benny and Penny. Penny is distraught after she discovers a dead salamander, but Benny is grossed out: "Eeew! Put that thing down," he shouts, flinging the dead amphibian into a bush with a "whack!" Helped by Melina the mole, Penny sets out to give Little Red a proper burial (it involves a shoebox, fond memories, and a rousing chorus of "the monkey ate the cheese"), and eventually Benny is struck by feelings of loss and regret. With humor, directness, and unfailing honesty, Hayes's sensitive cartooning and sharp dialogue play up the big emotions of these little mice. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Toon into reading.
Subjects Mice -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers and sisters -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Death -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Mice -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Other Titles How to say goodbye
Audience Grades 1-2.
Language English
Description 35 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781935179993
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