Benny and Penny in Just Pretend

Benny and Penny in Just Pretend

By Geoffrey Hayes; Geoffrey Hayes (Illustrator)

Toon Books, Hardcover, 9780979923807, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

Description
" S]weet, delicately colored illustrations have an old-fashioned feel that gives the familiar sibling story a timeless quality A charmer that will invite repeated readings. "Booklist (starred review)
How can Benny pretend to be a brave pirate when his pesky little sister, Penny, wants to tag along and is always asking for a hug? He tries to lose her, but when he does, he starts to feel a little lost himself. Penny proves her bravery and saves Benny from a bug. They hug as Benny explains he was only pretending she bugged him.
Veteran children's book author and illustrator Geoffrey Hayes returns to his childhood love of comics, bringing unforgettable characters to life. With rare warmth and humor, he insightfully catches the essence of the bonds and tensions that unite siblings.


About the Author
A graduate of WLU and Western, Geoffrey Hayes is a former student and long-time friend of Terry Copp. He teaches Canadian political and military history at the University of Waterloo. He is the co-editor of [http: //www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/hayes.shtml "Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment"] (WLU Press, 2007) and [http: //www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/hayes-sedra.shtml "Afghanistan: Transition under Threat"] (WLU Press, 2008).

A graduate of WLU and Western, Geoffrey Hayes is a former student and long-time friend of Terry Copp. He teaches Canadian political and military history at the University of Waterloo. He is the co-editor of [http: //www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/hayes.shtml "Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment"] (WLU Press, 2007) and [http: //www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/hayes-sedra.shtml "Afghanistan: Transition under Threat"] (WLU Press, 2008).