" 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."
Benny and Penny in Just Pretend
TOON Books / RAW Junior, LLC
Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage)