Benny's Pennies

Benny's Pennies

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by Pat Brisson, Bob Barner
     
 

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Benny McBride starts his day with five new pennies and is determined to spend them all. His mother wants him to buy something beautiful. His brother wants something good to eat. His sister wants something nice to wear. Benny knows his dog and cat would like something too. With the help of generous and thoughtful neighbors, Benny fulfills each request with a penny

Overview

Benny McBride starts his day with five new pennies and is determined to spend them all. His mother wants him to buy something beautiful. His brother wants something good to eat. His sister wants something nice to wear. Benny knows his dog and cat would like something too. With the help of generous and thoughtful neighbors, Benny fulfills each request with a penny and arrives home loaded with five but simple gifts.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW praised the ``sunny and unusually textured torn-and cut-paper collages'' in this tale of a boy's shopping expedition, adding, ``Well-chosen language, cumulative refrain and judiciously placed rhymes lend the text a pleasing musicality.'' Ages 3-6. (Aug.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-A rhyming cumulative story about a boy who has five pennies and wants to spend them all. As he walks along, he comes across a woman cutting roses, a girl baking cookies, a boy making paper hats, a fisherman catching fish, and a butcher cutting meat, and does business with each of them. The illustrations are done in textured-paper collages, highlighted with pastels and colored pencils. The paper is layered to give a three-dimensional, sculptured effect. The figures are shown generally in profile and are very stylized: all of them, including an African-American boy, seem to be cut from the same silhouette. This technique gives the art a static, friezelike quality, even though motion is indicated. Also, there are few visual cues to make the transition from one scene to the next. Despite these awkward elements, the variety of textures is appealing and the text will fill the bill for continuing requests for predictable pattern books.-Linda Wicher, Highland Park Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440410164
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
319,171
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Former teacher and librarian Pat Brisson is the author of numerous picture books and chapter books, including The Summer My Father Was Ten; Tap-Dance Fever; and Wanda's Roses. Visit her online at patbrisson.com.

Bob Barner has illustrated many picture books using a paper collage technique, including Dem Bones; The Day of the Dead/El Dia de Los Muertos; and Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Learn more about his work at bobbarner.com.

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Benny's Pennies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Benny's Pennies is a great book for emerging readers to learn about money and counting while practicing their beginning reading skills..