Cover image for Benny's had enough!
Title:
Benny's had enough!
Author:
Lindgren, Barbro.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Stockholm ; New York : R & S Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Benny runs away from his mother's housecleaning, but finds that home is best.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 40584.
ISBN:
9789129645637
Format :
Book

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A dirt-loving pig with a mind of his own. Benny's mother is cleaning up. First it's Benny's potatoes and sticks. She insists on arranging them in neat rows. Then it's Benny. She wants to give him a bath! And then it's Little Piggy. She wants to put him in the washing machine. Benny's had enough. He and Little Piggy run off to find a more congenial home. But, even setting aside the mudholes, the world is not as inviting as Benny had thought. Both tender and hilarious, Olof Landstrom's portrait of Benny will be immediately recognizable to anyone who has ever debated with a two-year-old.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

"In this picture book from a Swedish team, remarkably wry illustrations inject charm into a familiar tale," according to PW. "The story humorously emulates a toddler's lack of focus." Ages 2-5. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

PreS-When Benny's orderly mother tries to clean both him and his belongings, the piglet decides he has had enough, and he runs away with his rag doll, Little Piggy, determined to find a better home. After a few unsuccessful efforts, Benny digs a hole in an empty field, happily slathering himself and Little Piggy with mud until the field's angry owner arrives and threatens to straighten his curly tail. Terrified, the young pig runs off, leaving his doll behind. He returns to rescue the now-filthy toy and heads for home (being sure to wash Piggy first!) where his mother welcomes both of them with open arms. Lindgren uses short declarative sentences written in present tense to capture the essence of a toddler's temper tantrum, and preschoolers are sure to sympathize with his plight. Similar in theme but with a simpler text than Gene Zion's Harry the Dirty Dog (HarperCollins, 1956), this delightful tale is sure to provoke giggles, especially when the two runaways wallow in the mud. Landstrom's humorous paintings are particularly successful at conveying the characters' thoughts and mood changes. Their simplicity suits the terse text and their sense of action propels the story forward. Fans of Lindgren's "Sam" books (Morrow) are sure to enjoy Benny's adventure as well.-Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.