Penny and Her Doll (Hardcover)

By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
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“While Penny is in the garden smelling flowers, the mailman delivers a new doll from Gram. What should Penny name her? She tries names that she knows and names based on what she is wearing, but nothing seems right. Perhaps the answer is right under her nose!”
— Lisa Fabiano, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA

Description


When Penny receives a surprise box in the mail from Gram, she is thrilled. The surprise is a doll, and she is absolutely perfect, from her head to her toes. Penny loves her immediately. She introduces her new doll to Mama and to the babies and to Papa. But then Papa asks what the doll's name is, and Penny realizes that she doesn't know.

What do you think will happen?

About the Author


Kevin Henkes is the author of Junonia, Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers Little White Rabbit, My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including the Penny books for beginning readers, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.



Kevin Henkes is the author of Junonia, Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers Little White Rabbit, My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including the Penny books for beginning readers, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Praise For…


“Henkes continues to give children reasons to want to read, long after the satisfaction of learning how to has passed.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

“A doll of a beginning reader.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The dynamics are spot-on.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“As supremely satisfying as a Henkes picture book, this beginning reader belongs in collections everywhere.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for Little White Rabbit:“Kevin Henkes has a rare ability to see through the eyes of children of all ages.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

“Enormously appealing.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062081995
ISBN-10: 0062081993
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: August 21st, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English