Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes

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Penny loves her song. It's a good song, a really wonderful song. Will it ever be the right time to sing it?

Includes original music so you can sing along with Penny!

 

About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the creator of award-winning books for children and young readers. Many of them star his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent books are Little White Rabbit, Junonia, and the first two books in this series, Penny and Her Song and Penny and Her Doll. Kevin Henkes lives in Madison, Wisconsin. You can visit him online at www.KevinHenkes.com.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Reassured, Penny thanks Mrs. Goodwin and walks home, imagining herself beside a sea as blue as her new marble.

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Her parents make suggestions, but none seem right, and they reassure her, “Try not to think too hard…Then maybe a name will come to you.” Sure enough, after taking her doll on a tour of the house and then into the garden, the perfect name arises: “[T]his is Rose!” she announces.

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At first Mama and Papa are reluctant to hear the song that Penny made up, because they fear she might wake the babies.

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Penny sings a joyful song that resonates in her happy mouse family.

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Publishers Weekly

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Henkes ups the emotional stakes in his third book starring Penny, in which guilt hangs heavily over the young mouse.

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Penny the mouse, who eagerly awaited the opportunity to sing for her busy family in Penny and Her Song, is delighted to receive a doll from her grandmother (“I love her already,” Penny tells her mother and father separately).

Aug 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Penny and Her Song

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Henkes (Little White Rabbit) introduces a musical mouse who must wait for the right moment to share her talent with her family.

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Henkes (Little White Rabbit) introduces a musical mouse who must wait for the right moment to share her talent with her family. When Penny walks in the door, ready to belt out the counting song she le

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Following Penny and Her Song (2012), Henkes delivers an even stronger slice of anthropomorphic mouse life for beginning readers.

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Read the last Seven Impossible Things on 'Virginia Wolf.' And that’s because Handy went on to admit—and here he was talking about Henkes’ 2007 picture book, A Good Day—that it took him a while to get around to writing about the book, since he didn’t have anything new to add, except that it was ...

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Common Sense Media

Penny is smelling roses in the family garden as her mother weeds when the mailman delivers a big box that contains a beautiful doll from Penny's Gram, all dressed in pink.

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As she's leaving, Mrs. Goodwin comes out an, to Penny's surprise, asks, "Oh, Penny, don't you want that pretty blue marble?"

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Common Sense Media

Cute and creative mouse Penny comes home from school anxious to sing her new song to her family, but Mama and Papa make her wait, first so as not to wake her baby siblings, then until after dinner.

Feb 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Penny and Her Song

KidsReads

Certainly the manageable text and plentiful pictures will give brand-new readers a sense of accomplishment similar to Penny's own, but this book is also tailor-made for families interested in reading --- and maybe even singing --- aloud.

Mar 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Penny and Her Song

Shelf Awareness

In this edition of Kids' Maximum Shelf--the monthly Shelf Awareness feature that focuses on an upcoming title that we love and believe will be a great handselling opportunity for booksellers everywhere--we present Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes, which goes on sale on February 28, 2012.

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The Horn Book

Gram sends mouse Penny a doll: “The doll had pink cheeks.

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