Parents' Guide to

Penny and Her Doll

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute mouse seeks name for new doll in OK sequel.

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Penny is irresistible, and kids will relate to her pint-size troubles. She shows her doll around her home, from kitchen to bathroom to bedroom, but can't be satisfied until she's named this new member of the household. The story doesn't have as many emotional layers as Penny and Her Song, and parents may find the story predictable and the message less than earth-shattering: "Everyone needs a name." But it's still engaging and good for early readers. Author-illustrator Kevin Henkes' expressive illustrations capture all of Penny's emotions, from delight to worry.

Book Details

  • Author: Kevin Henkes
  • Illustrator: Kevin Henkes
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Topics: Cats, Dogs, and Mice
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: August 21, 2012
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Available on: Paperback, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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