Picture Book Review: Penny and Her Marble

 

Written by Caldecott Medalist, Kevin Henkes, this third book featuring his sweet little mouse character, Penny, is another winner.  The subtle storylines revolving around Henkes characters is always one that both kids and parents can relate to.

The story centers on Penny finding a big, shiny blue marble on the neighbor's lawn. Penny wrestles with whether to keep the marble or give it to her neighbor.  This is a perfect book for beginning readers and an adorable story to which they can easily relate.  Kevin Henkes remains one of my favorite author/illustrators of children's picture books.  I love the simplicity of the illustrations and the presentation of the themes that touch the hearts of children.

Penny and Her Marble was named a 2014 Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association.  Published by Harper Collins / Greenwillow. 

Kids Book & App Reviews

Interested primarily in children's books, Annie writes book reviews for all types of children's books.  Her primary interest, however, is picture books for the younger age groups.  Her favorite kids book authors include Rosemary Wells and Dr. Seuss.  With new technology pressing forward, Annie is also involved in reviewing apps for children.