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Penny and Her Song Hardcover – Feb 28 2012

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (Feb. 28 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062081950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062081957
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.6 x 21.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #564,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A quiet gem.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

“Imagination grows and spreads from the fertile pages of this book to the minds of young readers…A must for every library.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

“This intimate exploration of a child’s burgeoning imagination hits every note right…Just plain perfect.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

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Peter Furtado has been editor of History Today magazine since 1998. He holds degrees in history and art history from Oxford University, and over the last thirty years has edited many reference works on world history. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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These Penny books are so cute, and I love how they always have a moral at the end of them. These stories are a favourite with our daughters (ages 6 and 4).
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I like all these Penny stories, lovely, sweet, and make you thinking
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HASH(0xa5aca744) out of 5 stars Fun, light read. March 6 2012
By Heidi Grange - Published on
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In this book, Henkes introduces us to a new character, a character just as interesting and unique as Owen or Lily, a character who loves to sing. Penny arrives home from school wanting to sing her song for her family. After both mom and dad interrupt her performance to remind her that the babies are sleeping and she needs to be quiet, Penny determines to sing her song for herself. But she discovers that singing to herself is just not the same as singing for someone else. She searches her room for someone to perform for without success. Finally, her parents come to her rescue and Penny gets to sing her song.

This is a fun story of self-confidence and finding joy in the simple things. It distinctly reminds me of a girl at my school who invents and shares songs at the drop of a hat. This is one of the things I love about working with young children, they are so unselfconscious and so willing to share and they still get excited about simple things. In typical Henkes fashion the illustrations are bright and cheerful and welcoming. I would be surprised if this book doesn't inspire readers to create their own songs, in fact that would be a fun activity to do with this book.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5aca990) out of 5 stars A delight for new readers March 16 2012
By Great Kid Books - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Young children will delight in Kevin Henkes' first book for beginning readers. They will relate to Penny and the way she just wants her parents to listen to her. But most of all, they will delight in singing Penny's song themselves, in bringing alive Henkes' simple words. The illustrations, in softly bright watercolors and clear black ink, support the text on each page. The variety of spot art, half page boxes, and some sequential small boxes adds variety, integrating the illustrations with the text. While Penny will remind readers of Henkes' outgoing Lily, Penny is her own character, singing her own song.

This book is perfect for new readers who enjoy simple, sweet family stories. It has delighted several of our 1st graders. I just wish I could capture the way they sang Penny's song for themselves. This won't draw readers who want a big laugh or lots of action. But it will bring a lot of pleasure to a quiet kid.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5acabd0) out of 5 stars Cute - but now what I was expecting March 2 2012
By IndyMom - Published on
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Let me start by saying that I LOVE Kevin Henkes! I was so excited when I found out he had a new mouse book. This book is very cute. It is a nice story, and the illustrations are beautiful, as always. My problem is that I was wanting a Kevin Henkes mouse book, and this was just a nice Kevin Henkes picture book. The best part about the mouse books, in my opinion, is that there is such a strong, dominant protagonist with a vibrant, unique personality. The story really revolves around each mouse's personality, and they become characters that my children (and I) grow to love and feel a connection to. Penny, though a cute little mouse, has no real personality. But, all in all, it is a lovely book with a very sweet story. I still enjoyed it.
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HASH(0xa5acad74) out of 5 stars If you like Lilly you will love Penny March 13 2012
By Melissa Sack - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Penny is a sweet little mouse that has made up a new song. She can't wait to share it with her family. Her parents don't want her to sing because they are afraid it will wake her siblings. After dinner Penny is finally allowed to sing her song and before long the whole family is joining in.
This is a sweet new character from Kevin Henkes. Fans of his work should give it a try.
HASH(0xa5ad415c) out of 5 stars Will Penny ever be allowed to sing her song? May 23 2015
By Richard and Liz - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Meet Penny, a young mouse, who comes home from school one day all excited as she has made up a new song. As she starts to sing, Mama tells her to be quiet as she will wake the babies so she goes to Dad, receiving the same answer. Up in her room she realizes she really wants someone to listen to her. Will a mirror work? How about her toy animals?

When it is time for dinner, Penny starts singing as she sits down but is once again told "No" and to wait until after dinner. Finally being allowed to sing the entire song she receives praise and encouragement from everyone. Not only that her parents join in the "show".

This is a great little story of how parents are in control but also encourage their child to perform when the time is right.