Poppy's Pants

Poppy's Pants

by Melissa Conroy


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Penelope's Poppy always wears khaki pants. When he finds a hole in one pair, he asks Penelope to patch it. Penelope likes to sew, but she soon realizes that mending the hole is more complicated than she first thought. Penelope struggles with the challenges and frustrations, but, with a little help from her mama, she finally—and creatively—repairs Poppy's pants.

Poppy's Pants is about perseverance and problem-solving. Through Penelope's example youngsters discover the satisfaction of finding solutions on their own, even if the solution is not the way other people might solve it. Sometimes the best solutions come from being creative—using your head and your hands.

A postscript written by the author's father, Pat Conroy, best-selling author of The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides, gives a personal, behind-the-scenes description of the book's characters and the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611179279
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Series: Young Palmetto Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Melissa Conroy is the author and artist of three books including Grandma Is an Author and The Lowcountry Coloring Book. She earned master's degrees in painting and textile design from the University of Georgia and Philadelphia University. Conroy is a part-time faculty member in the Textile Design Department at Jefferson University.

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Poppy's Pants 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have ever tried sewing, this book is for you! If not, this book is still a very fun read with a cute main character!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
what a charming book. an ideal gift for yourself and others.