Cover image for Benny and Penny in Lost and found : a Toon book
Title:
Benny and Penny in Lost and found : a Toon book
Author:
Hayes, Geoffrey.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Toon Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
35 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Penny the mouse tries to help her brother Benny find his favorite hat, but Benny warns her that he is in a bad mood.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
"Level 2 reader".

GN 190 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781935179641
Format :
Book

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Geoffrey Hayes, winner of the Geisel for Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! , tells the story of two tiny mice who learn what it takes to be a leader. School Library Journal declares, "Once again, Hayes has created a graphic novel that is inviting, relatable, but, most importantly, fun."


Author Notes

Geoffrey Hayes was born in Pasadena, California on December 3, 1947. He studied at Hunter College, the Art Students League, and the School of Visual Arts. Before becoming a children's author and illustrator, he worked in the art department at an advertising firm and in the interior design department at an architectural firm. In 1974, he brought a portfolio of his artwork to Harper and Row. His first picture book, Bear by Himself, was published in 1976. He created more than 50 books for children including the Otto and Uncle Tooth early reader series, Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, and Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!, which won the 2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. He also illustrated several works by other authors including When the Wind Blew by Margaret Wise Brown, which was selected as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He died on June 2, 2017 at the age of 69.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

With four delightful Benny and Penny titles already gallivanting around out there, Hayes' work is a prime example of TOON's high-­level product. Benny and Penny themselves have contended with sibling dynamics, ruthless destroyers of toys, bedtime, and rule breaking, and the rodent brother and sister must now undertake a hunt for a missing pirate cap. Waylaid by her frustrated older brother into assisting on a search through the fog, Penny predicts trouble and is proven right when looming shadows and a lost path create a need for calm heads and cooperation. Hayes, as always, strikes exactly the right balance, allowing his characters to be both moody and reasonable, scared and courageous, appealing to young readers both as surrogates and role models. His art similarly hits the sweet spot dead-on, with mysterious shapes that are never too menacing, rounded and soothingly furry figures, and delicately rendered backgrounds filled with meticulous detail. His warmly classical picture-book technique never fails to be both animated and engaging as well.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-In their newest adventure, Penny finds her brother Benny sulking on the front stoop. Benny has lost his favorite hat and has been kicked outside by their mother for being in such a bad mood. Angry at his mother and his misplaced hat, Benny decides to run away from home and try to find his missing hat, with Penny's assistance. Benny insists on leading the way because he's older, but soon gets lost himself; only after Benny calms down can he and Penny find their way back. The text is easily accessible to emerging readers, with simple, repeating words, while also enforcing ideas about controlling emotions and being responsible for one's actions without being overbearing. Children will easily relate to Penny and Benny as they grapple with sibling issues that are very real to this age group. The crafty charm of Hayes's illustrations gives the book a timeless feel, while sleek panel variation and swooping action shots reestablish readers's focus. Once again, Hayes has created a graphic novel that is inviting, relatable, but, most importantly, fun.-Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.