Penelope Crumb Is Mad at the Moon (Paperback)

By Shawn K. Stout

Puffin Books, 9780142426388, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015



Penelope "channels the quirkiness of Ramona Quimby "--Shelf Awareness

Penelope Crumb is not having a very good week. First she accidentally comes to school dressed as an elephant (dress like an animal day is next week), and then in gym class she's forced to square dance. With a boy who is known as Lippy Gordon because of how sweaty his lip is. All the time. Penelope is mortified. And then is extra mortified when she discovers that Lippy doesn't want to dance with her either

When Grandpa tells Penelope that he sings to the moon when he's having trouble, Penelope grabs onto this plan. But sometimes you need more than the moon to fix things.

Another sweet and funny Penelope book. Equal parts humor and heart, this is a character not to be missed. Perfect for fans of Ramona Quimby, Judy Moody and Clementine, and for fans who have just outgrown Junie B. Jones and Katie Kazoo.

*** "Penelope Crumb...channels the quirkiness of Ramona Quimby and the detective skills of Cam Jansen...Penelope will delight children and parents alike."--STARRED REVIEW, Shelf Awareness ***

"Penelope is an intrepid who have outgrown the Junie B. Jones series will enjoy Penelope's equally comical narrative style."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Readers will root for and relate to this fresh-voiced young heroine who joins the likes of Ramona, Judy Moody and Clementine."--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Shawn K. Stout ( has held many jobs, including ice cream scooper, dog treat baker, magazine editor, waitress and, of course, author. She received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Shawn now lives with her husband, her daughter Opal and her two dogs named Munch and Laverne in Frederick, Maryland, where she once won a ribbon for her Peach Pie at the Great Fredrick Fair. Follow Shawn on Twitter @shawnkstout.