Another great one from Kevin Henkes

Summary:

While Mama and Penny are in the garden, a package arrives. Gram sent Penny a new doll. Penny loves her right away, but everyone needs a name, and her doll doesn't have one. Who will she be?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This sweet story about a girl, a doll, and her family, make this a wonderful read aloud for young children, not just developing readers.

Content Awareness Factors:

None!


Little Kid Reaction

Our preteen loved Penny when she was learning to read, and wanted to read this newest title, too. She thought this was "sweet," and even though she predicted the name, she still said "awww," at the end.

Parent Reaction

This is one of the sweetest Penny books yet. I loved that this was a gift from Gram and that Penny adopted her as a family member right away. The conversation between Mama and Penny in the garden is fun and doesn't joke "down" to young readers.

Type of Book:
This easy reader introduces chapters to children learning to read.
Educational Themes:

This is a short chapter book to give new readers practice. Penny's dilemma about naming her doll is one that kids can relate to.

Reading Level:
1.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read by a 10-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, unless you want to share this with your toddler / preschooler, too. If so, you'll be reading it for years, so go buy a copy.

Title Penny and Her Doll
Author Kevin Henkes
Publisher Greenwillow Books © 2012
Illustrators Kevin Henkes
ISBN 9780062081995
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.99
Genres Family
Cybils
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