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Penny and Her Marble (I Can Read Level 1) Kindle Edition
About the Author
Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
"Henkes ups the emotional stakes in his third book starring Penny."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The text . . . is perfect for new readers, and Henkes's familiar artwork has its share of warm moments. This early reader captures the way families make memories at unexpected moments. Welcome Penny to the cast."--Booklist (starred review)
"Carefully sequenced panels, expressive lines and gentle pastels lead the reader to the story's joyous resolution."--Washington Post
"Henkes continues to plumb the emotional world of childhood as few author/illustrators can. . . . Another gem."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for Penny and Her Song: "Henkes strikes all the right notes. . . . Language, art, characterization, and plot are all executed, like Penny's song, beautifully."--Horn Book (starred review)
"Much as he did in Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Henkes presents an irrepressible heroine who struggles to compromise."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Henkes conveys shades of emotions that are common to human experience, yet hard to express in words. It's particularly impressive that he can do so in a book for beginning readers. . . . This small-scale, yet immensely satisfying drama is a fine addition to the Penny series."--Booklist (starred review)
"Perfect for beginning readers. A treasure."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Splendid . . . Henkes so completely understands the minds of small children. . . . His vivacious panels always seem to burst with springtime. It's hard to imagine anything ever going too wrong in one of his sensitive, generous portrayals. Everything here ends just right."--New York Times Book Review --This text refers to the library edition.
- ASIN : B00BATB400
- Publisher : Greenwillow Books (27 August 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 10582 KB
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- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 48 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #640,591 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My granddaughter is 5, so she does not read yet. However, we loved this book. This story is meant for children who love rich characters with a message. Penny the mouse was out walking her babydoll Rose in her carriage. Mom said she could go as far as Mrs. Goodwin's house. Penny got to Mrs. Goodwin's house, and on the lawn she saw this beautiful blue thing. She went closer, and she discovered it was a marble. The most beautiful blue marble she had ever seen. Penny looked up and around, and she quickly put the marble in her pocket. She wheeled Rose home very quickly. Inside the house, Penny was not feeling good. She took this marble and it belonged to Mrs. Goodwin. Penny did not eat much dinner, and she went to bed early. Penny did not sleep well, at all, she tossed and turned. When you read this book, you will find out exactly how Penny tried to resolve her situation.
The author, Kevin Henkes, has written many wonderful books, and he has won awards for his children's books. He is also an illustrator, and the illustrations for this book are beautiful. Soft colors, and exquisite drawings that depict the adventures of Penny. Parents/ teachers will enjoy reading this book. The children will have questions and discussions about honesty and guilty feelings. For a first time reader or for any child who has been read to, this is a wonderful book to help express their feelings. Penny is such a nice little mouse, and she wants to do the right thing.
Recommended. prisrob 11-23-14