Sunday, July 13, 2008

Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, A Toon Book

Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, A Toon Book by Geoffrey Hayes
In this graphic mini-novel, a mouse in pirate dress fends off the overtures of his persistent little sister (garbed as a princess), then turns out to be more of a wuss than she is when it comes to bugs. Launching an easy-reader series with this tried-and-true narrative arc, this episode features two very young-looking sibs moving through an idyllic outdoorsy setting and, after a series of tiffs and temporary setbacks, sharing a make-up hug before embarking together on an imagined pirate adventure.

1 comment:

Joy Fleishhacker/School Library Journal said...

...A fresh and fun choice for beginning readers-especially those discouraged by text-heavy pages-and for sharing aloud.