- Age Range: 3 - 6 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Sky Pony Press (March 6, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1510734848
- ISBN-13: 978-1510734845
- Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 46 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,271,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sweet Penny and the Lion Hardcover – March 6, 2018
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Praise for Richard Fairgray:
"Picking up where Maurice Sendak left off, this is a perfect a-morality tale for the naughty little children of our times." ―Amanda Palmer on Sweet Penny and the Lion
“One of those books I wish I could have read my daughters when they were growing up.” ―Ed Asner on Sweet Penny and the Lion
"Eat the lion next time kid!" ―Lily Tomlin on Sweet Penny and the Lion<
“A valuable lesson in the importance of courage, whether you’re small or all grown-up. It’s absolutely timeless (and adorable, as well). Everyone needs a reminder to be brave and bold, which is what this book dishes up in (not so) sweet ways. If ever there was a time to be reminded of this, it’s now. Get Sweet Penny for your little one, for yourself, and another for your future self.” ―Erin La Rosa, Deputy Editorial Director of Buzzfeed on Sweet Penny and the Lion
"The bold, comic-style illustrations will keep readers amused from page to page and searching for the next unexpected gorilla. Alternating between large spreads and single panels, the graphics are engaging, funny, and decidedly the best part of the book. This extremely silly story will be chewed up by kids faster than a banana is by a gorilla and will leave all ages feeling amused and looking for adventure. Verdict: Ideal for reading aloud, this amusing title is sure to please." ―School Library Journal on Gorillas in Our Midst
"Children, parents, and grandparents alike will find much to amuse them in this frankly funny picture book about perception and family." ―School Library Journal on My Grandpa is a Dinosaur
About the Author
Richard Fairgray is a writer, artist and colorist, best known for his work in comic books such as Blastosaurus and Ghost Ghost, and picture books such as Gorillas in Our Midst, My Grandpa is a Dinosaur, and If I Had an Elephant. As a child he firmly believed he would grow up and eat all the candy he wanted and stay up as late as he liked. By drawing pictures when he wasn’t meant to and reading all the things people told him not to, he has made this come true.
All Richard needs to be happy is a good table to draw on and a nice scanner and lamp. He now owns multiple tables, scanners and lamps in New Zealand, USA, and Canada so he can sit down and start working wherever he wakes up.
Alexander Burke is an award-winning composer and musician residing in Los Angeles. Alex has composed music for films and soundtracks such as Iron Man 3, The Gift, A Little Something For Your Birthday, as well as TV shows like Mortified Nation, Funny Or Die, and too many others to list here. He is a guest artist for numerous albums and live specials for Artists including Michael Buble, David Lynch, Fiona Apple, Edward James Olmos, Dave Grohl, and Margaret Cho. Alex’s band Magnolia Memoir have currently released 4 albums. Please update this bio yourself with a black ballpoint pen as this number grows.
Alex survives on a special diet of popcorn and coffee that is rigorously supervised by a cat named Major Tom (short for Maureen Thomas, but it is unclear how she attained military ranking) whom he rescued from a life of coldness and the great outdoors.
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Check out the fabulous accompanying song and video - thanks to Jill Sobule for the great Vocals💖
We read about Penny, who never does anything wrong. Yet she is the one who ends up in "trouble" because she didn't move or speak up.
I'm not sure I completely agree with Penny's full character change. Going from always doing as she was told, what was always good & correct to breaking the rules a little and not doing what was expected. Although, I mean she did have a life changing ordeal so yeah, that does change a person. She went from drawing flowers to drawing monsters in art class.
Again, cute story to read to your young kids, even if they don't get the "Message"