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Benny and Penny in How to Say Goodbye : Toon Level 2
by Geoffrey Hayes


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Why won't Benny help? Penny found a dead salamander, but her brother Benny is refusing to help her bury it. Is it silly to hold a service for Little Sallie, or could this tiny salamander mean something more to the siblings? Geisel Award-winner Geoffrey Hayes shares this gentle tale of a child's early encounter with death.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Why won't Benny help? Penny found a dead salamander, but her brother Benny is refusing to help her bury it. Is it silly to hold a service for Little Sallie, or could this tiny salamander mean something more to the siblings? Geisel Award-winner Geoffrey Hayes shares this gentle tale of a child's early encounter with death.

Bestselling author Geoffrey Hayes has written and illustrated over forty children's books, including the extremely popular series of early readers Otto and Uncle Tooth, the classic Bear by Himself, the Patrick Bear books, and When the Wind Blew by Caldecott Medal-winning author Margaret Wise Brown. His TOON Book series of Benny and Penny books has garnered multiple awards. In 2009, Benny and Penny in the Big No-No received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award given by the American Library Association for "the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English."


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781935179993
  • ISBN-10: 1935179993
  • Publisher: Toon Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds

Series: Toon Books

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Death & Dying
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Hayes thoughtfully portrays an array of emotions surrounding death in this sixth book starring mouse siblings Benny and Penny. Penny is distraught after she discovers a dead salamander, but Benny is grossed out: “Eeew! Put that thing down,” he shouts, flinging the dead amphibian into a bush with a “whack!” Helped by Melina the mole, Penny sets out to give Little Red a proper burial (it involves a shoebox, fond memories, and a rousing chorus of “the monkey ate the cheese”), and eventually Benny is struck by feelings of loss and regret. With humor, directness, and unfailing honesty, Hayes’s sensitive cartooning and sharp dialogue play up the big emotions of these little mice. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)

 
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