Penny and Her Sled

by Kevin Henkes

Penny has a new sled, and no snow. She waits and she watches for snow. Sitting on... read more

Penny has a new sled, and no snow. She waits and she watches for snow. Sitting on the sled in the living room doesn’t bring snow. Neither does wearing mittens to bed. She finds other ways to play with her sled inside—making it into a bridge, a bed, and a magic carpet. Eventually she sets her sled aside. When the weather begins to get warmer, Mama suggests waiting instead for snowdrops, the first flowers of spring. Penny isn’t sure—what if snowdrops don’t come, either? Mama promises her they will—and they do! This fourth outing for newly independent readers featuring mouse Penny continues to charm with details of Penny’s enterprising personality, and her life with Mama, Papa and her two baby brothers. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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