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Benny and Penny in Just Pretend

by Geoffrey Hayes

“[S]weet, delicately colored illustrations have an old-fashioned feel that gives the familiar sibling story a timeless quality…A charmer that will invite repeated readings.” – Booklist (starred review) How can Benny pretend to be a brave pirate when...

“[S]weet, delicately colored illustrations have an old-fashioned feel that gives the familiar sibling story a timeless quality…A charmer that will invite repeated readings.” – Booklist (starred review)
 
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 and saves Benny from a bug. They hug as Benny explains he was only pretending she bugged him.
 
Veteran children’s book author and illustrator Geoffrey Hayes returns to his childhood love of comics, bringing unforgettable characters to life. With rare warmth and humor, he insightfully catches the essence of the bonds and tensions that unite siblings.

Hardcover - 32 pages - in English - $12.95
ISBN: 0979923808 (ISBN13: 9780979923807)
Published Apr 1, 2008 by Toon Books
First published 2008

why I requested this book

I have noticed my students actively seek out any and all graphic novels. I have noticed that even my struggling readers are highly engaged and enjoy reading...

I have noticed my students actively seek out any and all graphic novels. I have noticed that even my struggling readers are highly engaged and enjoy reading graphic novels. I want to continue providing graphic novels to meet the needs of my students.

the class

My 3rd graders consist of a lively bunch of students who come from a culturally diverse population. Each student brings a wide range of valuable skills,...

My 3rd graders consist of a lively bunch of students who come from a culturally diverse population. Each student brings a wide range of valuable skills, experiences and learning styles. I enjoy their excitement and curiosity about learning. My students are from an urban public school and are valuable members that create a caring community with their peers, teachers and staff.

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