Book Review: Penny and Her Marble

Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes
Interest Level: Ages 4 and Up
Other Books in This Series: Penny and Her Doll,Penny and Her Song 

From the Book Jacket: When Penny spots a marble in Mrs. Goodwin's front yard, she picks it up, puts it in her pocket, and takes it home. It's a beautiful marble - it's big, shiny, blue, smooth, and fast, and Penny loves it. But does the marble really belong to Penny?

Why It's On My Bookshelf: I'm always thinking about how I can help the students in my school build character. Enter Penny. Guilt. Remorse. These are the feelings you have when you do not practice integrity and honesty. This is what happens to Penny. She takes something that does not belong to her and at first she is excited by her new item. But eventually it starts to eat at her because it does not belong to her. She pretty much can't function until she does the right thing - put it back where she found it. I just absolutely love this story. It represents the important morals and values we want to teach our children. Love Love! More please!

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  1. You are so good at scouting out quality literature. Thanks for the lead on this one ... it looks adorable.

  2. This sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the recommendation.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First