BENNY AND PENNY
THE BIG NO-NO!
by Geoffrey Hayes
(RAW Junior/TOON Books, May 5, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9799238-9-0, $12.95)
Geoffrey Hayes’ beloved brother and sister pair returns in this lively whodunit about two curious little mice, a rule that begs to be broken, and a mystery next door…
Benny and his sister Penny know it’s wrong to sneak into someone else’s backyard, but their mysterious new neighbor—or is it a monster?—may be a thief. They go snooping and discover a lot about themselves and…a new friend.
Bestselling author Geoffrey Hayes has written and illustrated over forty children’s books, including the extremely popular series of early readers Otto and Uncle Tooth, the classic Bear by Himself, the Patrick Bear books, and When the Wind Blew by Caldecott Medal-winning author Margaret Wise Brown. His previous TOON Book, Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, was hailed in a Booklist starred review as “a charmer that will invite repeated readings.” Now these adorable mice are back, in an addition to the immensely successful collection of TOON Books, hardcover comics for early readers published by New Yorker Art Editor Françoise Mouly with Series Advisor Art Spiegelman. The imprint launched in Spring 2008. We are pleased to announce the following events in celebration of the release of Benny and Penny in The Big No-No!:
Saturday, April 25, 2009—NEW YORK CITY
2:00-2:30pm– Staged Reading at Kids ComicCon
Bronx Community College, 2155 University Boulevard
Saturday, May 9, 2009—NEW YORK CITY
2:20 PM– Children’s Book Week Kick-Off Events
Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street
Tuesday, May 12, 2009—NEW YORK CITY
4:00 PM– Storytime
Barnes and Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren Street