Penny : The Forgotten Coin
Found by a young boy and placed into his pocket for safekeeping, Penny feels useless compared to the exciting Superball, the shiny Marble, the adventuresome Rock, and the colorful Bubblegum. But as she reminisces about her life and history, she realizes her worth, and it is reinforced by the young boy's need for her in an important decision. Denise Brennan-Nelson's boundless energy and enthusiasm comes from her days as a motivational speaker. Since the publication of her first book, "Buzzy the Bumblebee" in 1999, Denise has taken that enthusiasm into schools and inspired thousands of children to "bee-lieve" in themselves. Her second title, "My Momma Likes to Say," shares her interest in and knowledge of cliche s, idioms, and funny expressions used by adults and often misunderstood by the children who hear them. Award-winning wildlife artist Michael Glenn Monroe is also known for his charming character illustrations in such titles as "Buzzy the Bumblebee, A Wish to be a Christmas Tree" (read aloud on the Today Show in 2002 by Katie Couric), and "The Christmas Humbugs." He brings this lively brand of illustration to the adventures of Penny.
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 259.08 x 266.7 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
- 01 Oct 2003
- Sleeping Bear Press
- Illustrations, unspecified
"This is the best 'dual' picture book I have read. The concept is still novel in and of itself—having two stories going on at once for different ages—and the story and pictures make the book simply wonderful. Highly Recommended."--"Library Media Connection" (March 2004)