Thursday, June 14, 2012

Penny and her Song review

Penny and Her Song

Strike up the band! Ready the confetti! Meet Penny--a brand-new mouse from Caldecott Medalist Henkes. Penny joins the beloved Lilly, Owen, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly with her very own new picture book series. (goodreads summary)

Penny comes home from school with a new song and can't wait to sing it!  Unfortunately, the babies are sleeping and she finds it is not the best time for singing. When she goes to her room, she tries singing in the mirror or to her glass animals but it's just not the same as singing for someone else. Penny must have patience for just the right time for her beautiful song to be sung.  This book is perfect for the beginning reader who is ready to transition into chapter books. Because the text is short and simple, it would be a wonderful story for your child to read-aloud to you.  The illustrations are also colorful and the cute expressions of Penny and her family will catch the young readers eye. Penny's patience eventually pays off when the whole family joins in and they have a night full of fun and laughs.  I have always enjoyed stories by Kevin Henkes and happy to see a new character series developing.  I think this is a "just right book" for ages 4-7.~

Title: Penny and her Song
Author: Kevin Henkes
Pub. date: February 2012, Greenwillow Books
Genre: early chapter book
Hardcover, 32 pages

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