PENNY bits and nibbles…

Poor Penny.  I’ve neglected to blog all her first-week-of-existence nibbles. I’ve just been so dang busy.  On the road! Doing school visits! Getting ready for my mommy’s birthday! Catching a cold!

But in case you’re interested… here are a few…

I love the cast of characters; not only Luella, Penny and her parents, but the other residents of Thrush Junction and the Whippoorwills, too. It’s like Mayberry meets The Wonder Years.

Penny will grab your heart on page 1. She is an “every girl” that allows you to see yourself as a 10-year-old, too.

This is one of those books you can happily hand to any patron. Adults will enjoy it just as much as kids.

…. a great read for any child whose family is dealing with financial strain or changed employment circumstances.

Also… Penny is a WORD book of the week!

And in case you want more… last night Penny did a fun “live chat” over at Books-A-Million!

2 Responses to “PENNY bits and nibbles…”

  1. librarymama Says:

    I am in the midst of reading Penny Dreadful, which I am loving. But something struck me as I was reading it. When Penny and her family are driving to Tennesee, Penny is in charge of the map and looking at the scenery and talking with her parents and not watching a DVD. Of course, it would be a pretty boring book if she just sat and watched a DVD while in the car. Maybe people will make the connection that it’s a pretty boring story if you spend it glued to a screen rather than checking out the scenery. We can only hope :-)

    Anyway, I am a big fan. I’ve been pressing Any Which Wall into kids’ hands all summer long and can’t wait to start sending this one home with them too.

  2. laurel Says:

    First, thank you!!!!!

    Second, Ha! The joke is that my car has a DVD player, but my kids are so evil they filled it with pennies and dimes, and now it doesn’t work. So, since I travel for book events all the time, my poor kids are forced to look at books and stare out the window (they can’t read yet). In fact, we just got back from a 12 hour drive to Maryland.

    Maybe that explains my assumption that kids still stare out windows.

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