Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom’s pregnancy she writes letters to it (not it, YOU!). She introduces herself (Penelope, but she prefers “Penny”) and their moms (Sammy and Becky). She brags about their home city, Oakland, California (the weather, the Bay, and the Golden State Warriors) and shares the trials and tribulations of being a fifth-grader (which, luckily, YOU won’t have to worry about for a long time). Penny asks little questions about her sibling’s development and starts to ask big questions about the world around her (like if and when her moms are ever going to get married “for real”). Honest, relatable, and full of heart, Love, Penelope explores heritage, forgiveness, love, and identity through the eyes (and pen) of one memorable 10-year-old in a special year when marriage equality and an NBA championship made California a place of celebration.
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Joanne Rocklin is the author of many books for children, including The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Golden Kite Award and was named to Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers Award master list. Lucy Knisley is a critically acclaimed comic creator and author of the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir Relish.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Meet Penelope- the soon-to-be big sister who knows a lot about life and basketball. While her mom is pregnant with her sibling, Penelope constantly writes to the new member of the family about her life story, school and friendship drama, and what to expect in the world. She remarks on the changes happening in the world, whether it be a win streak for the Golden State Warriors, the new girl at school, or the ruling of marriage equality. Love, Penelope is a great book for kids ages 9 to 13 who are comfortable with same-sex marriage and LGBTQ themes, as these stay consistent throughout the book. I personally enjoy LGBTQ themes, and they were well written in the story. Madeleine L,12, Nebraska /Western Iowa Mensa