Penny and Her Doll

Penny and Her Doll When Penny receives asurprise box in the mailfrom Gram she is thrilled The surprise is a doll and she is absolutely perfect from her head to her toes Penny loves her immediately She introduces her ne

  • Title: Penny and Her Doll
  • Author: Kevin Henkes
  • ISBN: 9780062082008
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Penny receives asurprise box in the mailfrom Gram, she is thrilled.The surprise is a doll,and she is absolutely perfect,from her head to her toes.Penny loves her immediately.She introduces her new dollto Mama and to the babiesand to Papa But then Papaasks what the doll s name is,and Penny realizes thatshe doesn t know.What do you thinkwill happen

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    1. Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes (2012)Genre: Juvenile Fiction Format: BookPlot summary: Penny recieves and new doll and has trouble finding the perfect name for her.Considerations or precautions for readers advisory (strong language, sex, death, religious overtones, violence, etc.): No special considerationsReview citation (if available): Cooper, Ilene. Booklist , 9/1/2012, Vol. 109 Issue 1, p130-131Section source used to find the material: Children's Core Collection, ALA Notable Book 2013Rec [...]

    2. As an early reader, this book presents a basic problem and solution structure. The middle part where everyone is offering their own names for the doll reminded me of Beskow's Rumpelstiltskin. Henkes' mice are cute, and he is in full control of this franchised style. White space breaks up small passages of text within small chapters to make it more approachable for a young reader. More animals that don't use any animal traits.

    3. This is a follow-up to Penny and Her Song. A fun early reader and I think this second one might even be better than the first one.

    4. Very sweet and charming. This reminds me of my oldest niece whose beloved doll took a long time to settle on a name. One of her previous names was similar to the name Penny chooses for her doll!

    5. It was great until the last page where the mother character tells her daughter 'now you don't have to think so hard' and Penny carefully thinks about a meaningful name to give her doll.

    6. Penny got a box from her grandma. She opened it. Inside was a nice doll. She couldn't figure out a name for it. Finally, she found the perfect name.

    7. The color scheme and exterior design of Kevin Henkes's picture books is almost always what catches my attention first about them. As an artistic planner, he really knows how to mix attractive pastels in subtle yet stirring beauty, juxtaposing shades that work perfectly in alignment with each other to give a broad sense of aesthetic pleasure. If there's a better author/illustrator when it comes to this aspect of the picture-book experience, I have yet to come across his or her work. Kevin Henkes [...]

    8. This charming Henkes title is an easy read designed for a level two or three reader. Illustrated throughout with Henkes charming drawings of Penny and her family of mice, the drawings closely follow the text and provide lots of picture clues to help the reader along.The book is structured in three chapters. In the first, Penny is gardening with her mother and gets a package from her grandmother which turns out to be a doll. Henkes captures the joy of a child receiving an unexpected gift. Penny†[...]

    9. Book 58 Bibliographic Citation:Henkes, K. (2012). Penny and her doll. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books.Age/Grade Level: (Ages 5--8, Grades K—3)Summary:While in the garden, the mailman delivers a delightful gift to Penny. It’s a beautiful and very pink doll! Penny ponders many names for her new family member and comes up with the perfect idea.Awards/Reviewing Sources:2013 Kirkus Reviews—Editor’s Choice Children’s Book2013 Children’s Books of the Year—Ages 5 to 9Booklist (September 1, [...]

    10. Reading Penny and Her Doll makes me definitely want to add the first novel Penny and Her Song to my wishlist. Penny is an adorable character. I love the family interaction with Mama, Papa, Penny and the twins. This is also a lovely book. The shades of pink and purple with greens is very attractive to the eye.I really enjoyed this ARC and I will be putting this on my wishlist for keeps as well as other Kevin Henkes books. Penny and Her Doll would make a great grandmama gift accompanied with a dol [...]

    11. Penny and Her Doll is another wonderful novella by Kevin Henkes. This cute story features Penny, one of Kevin's many mice in characters in his authors collection, who receives a gift from her Gram in the mail. It's a wonderfully rosy pink doll that Penny just adores, but has no idea what to name! She thinks and thinks and finally decides on Rose, after she returns to the garden she visited when she received the package. This is one of my favorite Henkes books because Penny is so sweet, lovabe, a [...]

    12. What: This is an excellent book for students who are just getting into chapter books by themselves. This book is about Penny receiving a new doll from her grandmother. Penny and her mother are working in the garden and Penny is admiring her favorite flower the rose, while her mother is picking weeds. She receives a package from her grandmother and it is a new doll. She immediately loves the doll realizes that she must come up with a name for the doll. No matter what she thinks of or suggestions [...]

    13. This book starts out with Penny smelling flowers in her mother’s garden while her mother is weeding. She decides that her favorite flowers to smell are the red roses. While she smells the flowers the mailman brings a package with Penny’s name on it. Penny opens it up and it is a new doll from her grandmother. She loves her new doll right away, she has pink cheeks, a prink dress, a pink bow, and big buttons. She shows off her new doll to her mama, papa, and the babies. Except there is a probl [...]

    14. Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes is a short chapter book novella about Penny's gift she receives in the mail from Gram. Gram sent her a doll with pink cheeks, a pink dress and big buttons. Penny loved her gift more than anything but as Dad said, everyone needs a name. Penny cannot decide on a good name for her doll and after much debate decides it will come to her when the time is right. Penny showed her the whole house including the bedroom and the bathroom. Then they went outside to the gard [...]

    15. Penny and Her Doll is about a small mouse named Penny who gets a new doll mailed to her from her grandmother. Penny is so excited to have the doll however she has a very difficult time coming up with a name. I really enjoyed this book because of its illustrations and how many little girls can relate to Penny's conflict. However, for little boys this story may not interest them as much as it would for the girls. I think Kevin Henkes is very creative with merging everyday life situations into char [...]

    16. Young Reader 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.Adult Reader 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.Pros: Th [...]

    17. When Penny receives asurprise box in the mailfrom Gram, she is thrilled.The surprise is a doll,and she is absolutely perfect,from her head to her toes.Penny loves her immediately.She introduces her new dollto Mama and to the babiesand to Papa. But then Papaasks what the doll's name is,and Penny realizes thatshe doesn't know.What do you thinkwill happen?Another great early reader! I like the potential discussion about names and how children get their names. I also think that many children can rel [...]

    18. Penny receives a surprise box in the mail form her Gram. Penny loves the doll. She showed the doll to her mam, to her papa, and to the babies. When papa asked Penny what her doll’s name is, Penny realizes that she does not have name and after some hard thinking Penny comes up with a name “Rose”. This book is meant for younger children because of the problem that the little mouse encounter which I don’t think it’s really a problem. This book was not that interesting to me because it was [...]

    19. This was a nice little follow-up to Penny and Her Song, and I think Penny is going to have quite a following with young kids. I liked this one a bit better than the first book, maybe because the subject matter just seemed a bit inane in Penny and Her Song. Penny and Her Doll is just the simple story of Penny trying to find a suitable name for her doll. I like the illustrations, and the purple and pink color scheme is just lovely.Ages 4-7

    20. I definitely enjoyed reading Kevin Henkes' second Penny book. In this one, Penny receives a lovely doll from her grandmother. She LOVES her doll; she loves everything about her doll. The conflict in this one is that Penny cannot think of a good name, a proper name, a "just right" name for her new doll. She knows that her doll needs a name--after all everybody has a name. But how will she know which name is the RIGHT name for her doll? The story is told in short chapters. I loved the writing and [...]

    21. New readers will enjoy Kevin Henkes's newest mouse, Penny. When she receives a surprise box in the mail from Gram, Penny is thrilled. The surprise is a doll, and she is absolutely perfect. "I love her already," Penny says to both her mom and dad. But Penny's delight turns to worry when she realizes she doesn't have a name for this perfect doll. Henkes's natural but controlled storytelling and warm illustrations in both Penny books (Penny and Her Song is the first book) are perfect for new reader [...]

    22. Lovely little book.Kevin Henkes always illustrates everything so wonderfully that this could just be a wordless book and I'd be happy.But the story is what makes it so sweet.It feels like an accomplishment when you finish the book, too.There's multiple small chapters, easy to read sentences, and the subject of finding the perfect name for a doll is right on with children.Can't wait to read up on some more of Penny's adventures!Haiku Review:Penny's pretty doll,has a pink bow and buttonsbut still [...]

    23. This book is really cute for a little girl! If I was young again this would be one of my favorite books! I like this book because it has a story line that flows. Another reason why I like it is because the story kind of has you want to keep reading because it's a mystery. This little mouse named Penny gets a doll in the mail from her grandma, when she receives this gift she was outside in the garden with her mom. When you read this you'll find out what the significance of the garden is with her [...]

    24. This book has "chapters" whcih will make the students feel like they are reading big kid books. It could also be used as a carpet read, that you break up into portions for the day to create anticipation. There is a spot for getting students' opinions on the names for the doll. There is also repetitive language which is great for beginning readers. As always, Kevin Henkes illustrations are sweet. I love a good mouse girl in a dress!

    25. Penny has received a doll from her Gram and now must decide what to name her - a very important decision. Henkes manages to subtly and organically add to our knowledge of Penny's family - we learn everyone's names and see more of the house and garden. There's gentle humor throughout this series, such as when Mama says she doesn't have a favorite weed. This is definitely my favorite of the three I've read so far.

    26. It's hard to find an easy reader that deserves more than three stars and yet I think this one does. I love Henke's colorful drawings of mice outlined in black. Thd dialogue is natural, comfortable (authentic!) yet very appropriate for beginning readers. There's a rhythm to the story that builds to the simple yet satisfying naming of the doll. The visual antics of the twin babies add to the sense of life going on around Penny. I'd find it easy to recommend this one to a young reader.

    27. When Penny receives a new doll from her grandmother, she loves her immediately, from her pink cheeks to her pink dress with big buttons. But unlike everyone else in Penny's family, the doll doesn't have a name. Penny worries about finding the right name for her doll. Her parents assure her the perfect name will come, and sure enough, it does. Pennyis a wonderful addition to Kevin Henkes' fabulous mouse characters and children are sure to love her beautiful beginning reader series.

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