Benny & Penny in Just Pretend

Geoffrey Hayes

ldquo;[S]weet, delicately colored illustrations have an old-fashioned feel that gives the familiar sibling story a timeless qualityhellip;A charmer that will invite repeated readings.rdquo; ndash;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 childrenrsquo;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.


Rachel WrightPosted December 21, 2010

Benny and Penny in Just Pretend is a level two Easy Reader that also happens to be a graphic novel.  Older brother, Benny, is so interested in pretending to be a pirate that he has no time for little sister, Penny, who is desperate for his atten...

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