Penny & Jelly (Hardcover)

The School Show

By Maria Gianferrari, Thyra Heder (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544230149, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

This young and funny picture book introduces the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. Despite her desire to knock everyone's socks off, Penny's having a tough time deciding on what talent she might have. With a little help from her dog, Jelly, Penny tries out various talents—from dancing to unicycling, fashion designing to snake charming—with disastrous results. That is, until she realizes that she and Jelly have a talent to share that's unlike any other. Readers of Pinkalicious and Ladybug Girl will swoon over the talent of Penny & Jelly.


About the Author

Maria Gianferrari’s work has appeared in various national children’s magazines, and she was the winner of PEN New England’s 2009 Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. You can learn more about her at www.mariagianferrari.com.

Thyra Heder grew up in a family of artists and graduated from Brown University with a degree in art semiotics. She is the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Fraidyzoo. Learn more at www.thyraheder.com.


Praise For Penny & Jelly: The School Show

"Penny and Jelly are sure to warm the hearts of both future talent-show contestants and readers who have similarly close canine friends."
—Kirkus

"Little ones anxious about finding a talent will be reassured by this heartening tale with a cozy conclusion: sometimes the best talent is friendship."
—Booklist