Benny and Penny in Just Pretend: Toon Books Level 2 by Hayes, Geoffrey

Benny and Penny in Just Pretend: Toon Books Level 2

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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. Penny proves her bravery, saves Benny from a bug, and gets the hug she wants.

Author: Geoffrey Hayes
Publisher: Toon Books
Published: 04/01/2008
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Series: Toon Books
Weight: 0.48lbs
Size: 9.22h x 6.32w x 0.35d
ISBN: 9780979923807
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 1.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 121598 / Benny and Penny in Just Pretend: A Toon Book

Award: Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Review - Children 03/15/2008 pg. 306
Publishers Weekly 03/17/2008 pg. 68
Booklist 03/15/2008 pg. 66
School Library Journal 05/01/2008 pg. 154
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2008 pg. 440
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2008 pg. 472 - Recommended
Hornbook Guide to Children 10/01/2008 pg. 324 - Superior,Well Above Average
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2008 pg. 324 - Superior,Well Above Average
Foreword 08/19/2009

About the Author
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."