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Author: Kevin Henkes Narrator: Cynthia Nixon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Penny the Mouse Series Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9780062120755
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When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song . . . and Penny wants more than anything to sing it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Simple proof that less is not only more, it is nearly perfect. Amazingly, this little book shows how much emotion can be conveyed in two short chapters of 73 exceedingly concise sentences, many made up of four words or fewer.”

    Washington Post

  • “Henkes presents an irrepressible heroine who struggles to compromise. Through measured characterizations, Henkes helps readers understand why Penny must be patient. Just as important, he models how parents can respond thoughtfully to an attention-seeking sibling.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Cynthia Nixon’s narration is tender—gentle and quiet. Her Penny voice is suitably childlike, and her parents are understandably concerned for the new siblings but loving toward Penny…Joy abounds in a satisfying conclusion.”


  • “The text, with its frustrations and joys, is perfect for new readers…Has its share of warm moments. This early reader captures the way families make memories at unexpected moments. Welcome Penny to the cast.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Writing for the early reader crowd demands limited vocabulary and can lead to limited storyline, but Henkes has overcome that limitation with a simple, but meaningful, story of patience and understanding…Not so much a story about jealousy as it is about Penny’s finding her place in the family, about expectations and fun, and making memories.”

    Children’s Literature

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2012Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection for Youth

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About the Author

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages, including Lilly’s Purple Plastic PurseChrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive’s Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Cynthia Nixon is an actress best known for her role in the popular television series Sex and the City. She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and A Grammy Award. Nixon lives with her wife and three children.