Benny and Penny in Just pretend : a toon book / by Geoffrey Hayes.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Benny wants to play pirates without his little sister Penny, and so he tries to get rid of her, but when Penny really disappears, Benny is worried.
    • Other Titles:
      Just pretend.
    • ISBN:
      9780979923807 : HRD
      0979923808 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      bl2008009267
    • Accession Number:
      fay.253823
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HAYES, G. Benny and Penny in Just pretend : a toon book. [s. l.]: Little Lit Library, 2008. ISBN 9780979923807. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.253823. Acesso em: 26 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hayes G. Benny and Penny in Just Pretend : A Toon Book. Little Lit Library; 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.253823. Accessed January 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hayes, G. (2008). Benny and Penny in Just pretend : a toon book. Little Lit Library. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.253823
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hayes, Geoffrey. 2008. Benny and Penny in Just Pretend : A Toon Book. Little Lit Library. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.253823.
    • Harvard:
      Hayes, G. (2008) Benny and Penny in Just pretend : a toon book. Little Lit Library. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.253823 (Accessed: 26 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hayes, G 2008, Benny and Penny in Just pretend : a toon book, Little Lit Library, viewed 26 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hayes, Geoffrey. Benny and Penny in Just Pretend : A Toon Book. Little Lit Library, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.253823.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hayes, Geoffrey. Benny and Penny in Just Pretend : A Toon Book. Little Lit Library, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.253823.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hayes G. Benny and Penny in Just pretend : a toon book [Internet]. Little Lit Library; 2008 [cited 2020 Jan 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.253823

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2008 March #2

*Starred Review* Benny the mouse wants to pretend he's brave Benny the Pirate, and he has a crate that makes a terrific pirate ship. Then his younger sister, Penny, dressed in a princess outfit, arrives, wanting to be a pirate, too. Benny calls her a crybaby, and their disagreement escalates until Benny loses his patience does make Penny cry ("Go away! You are a dumb, bad little sister!"). He eventually agrees to play hide-and-seek, but when Penny hides, Benny rushes off to play pirate without her. Penny doesn't come out, so Benny looks for her. Later when Penny saves Benny from some ugly bugs, he takes back his cruel words. The sweet, delicately colored illustrations have an old-fashioned feel that gives the familiar sibling story a timeless quality, while the simple yet varied panel arrangement allows even very young children to understand the difference between a comic and a picture book. The text uses a limited but rich vocabulary with sufficient repetition to help with word recognition, and children will easily grasp the message while appreciating Benny's change of heart at the story's close. A charmer that will invite repeated readings. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Fall

Comic books meet picture books in these titles. Silly introduces the seasons through a child's experiences. In Benny, mouse siblings squabble about playing together. Otto is a takeoff on "King Midas." All feature panels and speech balloons, and palettes change from book to book; Lilly uses bright colors, Benny employs pastels to add sweetness, and Otto is all about orange. [Review covers these Toon Book titles: Otto's Orange Day, Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, and Silly Lilly and the Four Season.] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2008 #4

Comic books meet picture books in these three titles that demonstrate the power of the comics format for young readers and listeners. In Silly Lilly, Rosenstiehl introduces the four seasons through a preschooler's experiences, with each season receiving only a snapshot (for example, during the summer, Silly Lilly sees rocks, fish, and a creature in a shell), but with Lilly visibly growing as the year progresses. All text appears in conversation balloons, reinforcing in (or introducing to) young listeners the relationship between the words they hear and the words printed on the page. In Hayes's book, mouse siblings Benny and Penny squabble about playing together, and here the profusion of frames helps pace the action, while the simple vocabulary and familiar situation ("Benny, what did you do to Penny?" "Nothing!") allow beginning readers to call this one their own. Otto's Orange Day is a takeoff on the King Midas story with three chapters and a small twist at the end -- just enough to keep beginning chapter book readers on their toes without being overly challenged. Palettes change from book to book. Silly Lilly is all bright colors with uncluttered illustrations; Benny and Penny employs pastels that add a sweetness to the sometimes harsh treatment Benny gives Penny; and Otto, of course, is all about orange, dramatically showing how too much of a good thing is, well, too much. [Review covers these titles: Otto's Orange Day, Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, and Silly Lilly and the Four Season] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2008 March #3

Hayes, creator of the Otto and Uncle Tooth mysteries, chooses mouse siblings as the subjects for this comic book cum easy reader, first in a planned series (see Silly Lilly , reviewed p. 69). Jazzy, multipanel layouts add a contemporary dimension to simply worded episodes about an eager younger sister and standoffish brother who relish their rivalry more than they admit. Benny fashions himself as a buccaneer with a black tricorn hat and a wooden sword; when he stands in a crate, a thought bubble shows him aboard a galleon that flies the Jolly Roger. Sweet-natured Penny, clad in baby-blue princess gear, wants to play, too, and he automatically rebuffs her: "No! Pirates are brave, and you are a cry-baby." At last Benny initiates a game of hide-and-seek, with no intention of seeking—at least, until Penny disappears. Hayes's colored-pencil pictures set the action near the ground, in cozy panels depicting a secure woodland space. Shallow backgrounds ensure that the outside world never intrudes, except when Benny is startled by bugs that don't faze his sister. A close-range perspective gives readers a good look at Benny and Penny's facial expressions, supplying the context for the dialogue. These skillful drawings do just what they attempt: they lever beginning readers right into the story. Ages 4-up. (Apr.)

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