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Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!

by Geoffrey Hayes

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A easy reader in the format of a comic book. Benny and Penny are trying to figure out who moved in next door and who took Benny's pail. Maybe she took Benny's pail...Their friendship starts rocky but they work it out in the end. ( )
  MelindaBoland | Mar 13, 2015 |
In this modern fantasy book, Penny and Benny, who are brother and sister, set off to find out who their new neighbor is. When they are about to go over the fence to see, Benny realizes his pail is missing. He thinks the neighbor might have stolen it, so when they check her yard, and see it, they decide to go steal it. Once over there, they grab the pail, accidentally step in mud pies, and end up getting in a mud fight with their new neighbor, Melina. Once Penny and Benny go back to their yard, they saw Benny's real pail, and realized that they had actually stolen Melina's pail! So they take the pail back over, apologize, then play in the mud together. ( )
  BethWal94 | Mar 2, 2015 |
Winner of the Theodor Seuss Giesel award in 2010, this sweet graphic novel about a brother and sister mouse is written just for beginning readers. While the graphic novels which have grown popular for older readers generally involve more advanced text and more mature themes, this first in the series on the adventures of Benny and Penny as they investigate the new kid next door uses less text, seen clearly in easy-to-read speech bubbles, and is drawn in soft colored pencil that will beckon in young readers. This book also models appropriate behavior for young children, including using good manners, apologizing for misunderstandings, and making friends with people who are different from you. Toon Books is a well-known publisher of easy-readers, and here, they have included extra features for continuing the reading experience online at their website (toon-books.com) such as the Cartoon Maker, which lets kids create their own cartoons using Toon characters, and the Kids’ Cartoon Gallery, which showcases these funny, fan-made comics. Definitely worth the price, as this book is sure to be in high demand among beginning readers in any library. ( )
  AmandaPalomino | Oct 17, 2014 |
I really enjoyed this book. I don't usually read graphic novels--which is strange, as dialogue is usually my favorite part of a story--and I thought this one was very cute. Forget third person and its endless descriptions, dialogue and pictures are all you need to tell a story, and this one I understood perfectly. I didn't feel like either mice nor hedgehog talked to much or too little, but just enough so that I got what was going on and could laugh along with the characters. The onomatopoeia used in the story really came off well also, for it was as if falling over the fence and splashing in the mud spoke and made noise. It was just the right length, as well--some graphic novels have been put aside because of there extensive length (for no one wants to hear a person talk for that long) but this one was short enough to satisfy and long enough to keep my attention. ( )
  parejess | Jun 7, 2014 |
The Big No-No! is a Toon Book by Geoffery Hayes. In the story, Benny and Penny imagine what a new neighbor might be like. When they peek over the fence, they notice that whomever is living next door has stolen their bucket! Misunderstanding and mishap ensue, but the book ends with three new friends. I had fun reading the comic style book, but felt that the voice could have been a little more charming. The characters came across a little harsh for such an early reader and didn’t quite align with the adorable illustrations. ( )
  aconant | Jun 6, 2014 |
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The drawings are simply lovely, beautiful to get lost in, and softly colored. They have a good sense of both action, capturing just the right moment, and character.
 
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The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner 

In this Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner Benny and his sister Penny know it’s wrong to sneak into someone else’s backyard but their mysterious new neighbor – or is it a monster? – may be a thief. They go snooping and discover a lot about themselves and…a new friend.
 
Bestselling children’s artist Geoffrey Hayes enchants early readers with his charming and subtle storytelling. In this lively caper, the artist’s small-scale ice take on a large-scale issues with enormous comics mastery.

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Two mice meet their new neighbor and discover that she is not as scary as they feared.

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