cover image Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!

Geoffrey Hayes, . . RAW Junior/Toon Books, $12.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-9799238-9-0

In the second comic book–style title to star brother and sister mice Benny and Penny, the fussy duo track down a mysterious “new kid” who may have climbed over the fence into their yard and stolen Benny’s pail (a “no-no”). But when they meet the culprit (a mole in a polka-dot dress, green flippers and goggles), they re-evaluate the situation. Thought bubbles and dynamic expressions make the simple story come to life; early readers will easily identify the emotional states of the three characters and predict the playful outcomes. Ages 4–up. (May)