Penny and Her Song
Written and Illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow Books, 2012.
This delightful easy reader is classic Henkes! Big sister Penny just wants to share the song she learned at school with her family. But every time she begins to sing, her mom and dad shush her so she doesn't wake the babies! When she finally gets a chance to sing at the end of the day, Penny's new song happens to be a perfect baby-soother. This is a great book for new siblings, as it calmly addresses change and independence, with equally sweet illustrations. Penny and Her Doll is another new title featuring this cute mouse.