Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes audiobook

Penny and Her Song

By Kevin Henkes
Read by Cynthia Nixon

Greenwillow Books

The Penny the Mouse Series

0.13 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780062120755

Meet Penny, the sweet and curious mouse, in Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes’s instant classic story for young readers, perfect for fans Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum. When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song . . . and Penny wants more than anything to sing it. Will it ever be the right time to sing it? Penny and Her Song is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Kevin Henkes is a master at creating books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2012Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection for Youth

Meet Penny, the sweet and curious mouse, in Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes’s instant classic story for young readers, perfect for fans Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum.

When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song . . . and Penny wants more than anything to sing it. Will it ever be the right time to sing it?

Penny and Her Song is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Kevin Henkes is a master at creating books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Simple proof that less is not only more, it is nearly perfect. Amazingly, this little book shows how much emotion can be conveyed in two short chapters of 73 exceedingly concise sentences, many made up of four words or fewer.” Washington Post
“Henkes presents an irrepressible heroine who struggles to compromise. Through measured characterizations, Henkes helps readers understand why Penny must be patient. Just as important, he models how parents can respond thoughtfully to an attention-seeking sibling.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Cynthia Nixon’s narration is tender—gentle and quiet. Her Penny voice is suitably childlike, and her parents are understandably concerned for the new siblings but loving toward Penny…Joy abounds in a satisfying conclusion.” AudioFile
“The text, with its frustrations and joys, is perfect for new readers…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)
“Writing for the early reader crowd demands limited vocabulary and can lead to limited storyline, but Henkes has overcome that limitation with a simple, but meaningful, story of patience and understanding…Not so much a story about jealousy as it is about Penny’s finding her place in the family, about expectations and fun, and making memories.” Children’s Literature

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Author Bio: Kevin Henkes

Author Bio: Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages, including Lilly’s Purple Plastic PurseChrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive’s Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.13
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English