The vocabulary is just right, featuring many of the sight words that kids in kindergarten and first grade are expected to know, and the softly colored cartoon format is appealing.
--Kirkus ReviewsVery young readers will have no trouble following Hayes's gorgeous artwork, and the eager-to-please Patrick sets a good example.
--Publisher's WeeklyThe rich vocabulary talks to kids on their own level, but will also gently push their reading abilities. Sure to be a favorite in any kids' collection.
--BooklistToon Books are a must for your easy reader section and I predict this new series from Geoffrey Hayes will be a classic. Buy two copies. Now!
--Jean Little Library Blog
About the Author
Bestselling author Geoffrey Hayes has written and illustrated over forty children's books, including the extremely popular series of early readers Otto and Uncle Tooth, the classic Bear by Himself, the Patrick Bear books, and When the Wind Blew by Caldecott Medal-winning author Margaret Wise Brown.
His TOON Book series of Benny and Penny books has garnered multiple awards. In 2009, Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award given by the American Library Association for "the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English."