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In another installment of "Penny Pangolin and Friends," embark on an endearing journey of friendship, responsibility, and the unexpected joy of companionship in "Penny Pangolin Wants A Pet." This charming tale, perfect for fans of "Curious George" and "Berenstain Bears," introduces young readers to the adorable Penny Pangolin who longs for a pet to call her own.

 

The story opens on Penny's birthday, where instead of the pet she's been dreaming of, she receives... a plant. Though it isn't the pet she asked for, Penny's big heart leads her to cherish her new green friend.

 

Yet, despite her devotion, the quiet plant can't quite fill the companionship gap that a pet would. As Penny contemplates the perfect pet, she encounters a distressed "bearcat"―actually a red panda cub―leading to an adventure that teaches her about empathy, wildlife, and the joyous unpredictability of friendship.

 

Through vivid illustrations and engaging text, "Penny Pangolin Wants A Pet" highlights the significance of caring for others, whether they're plants, pets, or each other. It emphasizes the responsibility involved in pet ownership, making it an excellent conversation starter for families considering adding a pet to their home.

 

Moreover, this delightful narrative subtly educates readers about the diverse and endangered animals native to the Eastern regions, like the red panda. The book encourages respect and empathy for wildlife, often misunderstood or misrepresented.

 

At the end of the book, don't miss the special section about pangolins, their critical endangerment, and how each one of us, no matter our age, can contribute to their conservation. There's also a page showing all the background critters hidden throughout the book's illustrations, making sure to engage your child even more.

 

Kids ages: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will love this heartwarming tale of friendship and responsibility. Join Penny and discover why the best friendships are often the ones you least expect!

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Publisher: Heroes of Time Productions, LLC
Author: Wayne D. Kramer
Illustrator: Jade Zivanovic
ISBN: 9781955997126
Size (H x W): 11x8.5
Weight: 12.8 ounces
Cover Type: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Language: English
Intended Age Range: 3-8
Date Published: 2023-03-01

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In another installment of "Penny Pangolin and Friends," embark on an endearing journey of friendship, responsibility, and the unexpected joy of companionship in "Penny Pangolin Wants A Pet." This charming tale, perfect for fans of "Curious George" and "Berenstain Bears," introduces young readers to the adorable Penny Pangolin who longs for a pet to call her own.

 

The story opens on Penny's birthday, where instead of the pet she's been dreaming of, she receives... a plant. Though it isn't the pet she asked for, Penny's big heart leads her to cherish her new green friend.

 

Yet, despite her devotion, the quiet plant can't quite fill the companionship gap that a pet would. As Penny contemplates the perfect pet, she encounters a distressed "bearcat"―actually a red panda cub―leading to an adventure that teaches her about empathy, wildlife, and the joyous unpredictability of friendship.

 

Through vivid illustrations and engaging text, "Penny Pangolin Wants A Pet" highlights the significance of caring for others, whether they're plants, pets, or each other. It emphasizes the responsibility involved in pet ownership, making it an excellent conversation starter for families considering adding a pet to their home.

 

Moreover, this delightful narrative subtly educates readers about the diverse and endangered animals native to the Eastern regions, like the red panda. The book encourages respect and empathy for wildlife, often misunderstood or misrepresented.

 

At the end of the book, don't miss the special section about pangolins, their critical endangerment, and how each one of us, no matter our age, can contribute to their conservation. There's also a page showing all the background critters hidden throughout the book's illustrations, making sure to engage your child even more.

 

Kids ages: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will love this heartwarming tale of friendship and responsibility. Join Penny and discover why the best friendships are often the ones you least expect!

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A pangolin named Penny learns about responsibility in Kramer’s picture book. When Penny Pangolin asks for a pet for her birthday, her parents give her a plant instead. Penny loves her new plant (a Venus flytrap) and treats it with great care, taking it with her everywhere: “Sometimes her parents made the plant stay home. ‘But it’ll be lonely!’ Penny protested.” The only trouble is that the plant is quiet, and not cuddly like other pets. So, Penny asks her parents again for a pet; having witnessed Penny’s dedication to her plant, they acquiesce. When Penny discovers a trapped baby red panda, the critter turns out to be orphaned, so the Pangolins adopt him (Penny names him Mooky). Zivanovic’s illustrations use negative space on white pages and simple backgrounds on full-color pages, drawing readers’ focus to the detailed characters. The illustrations blend realistic fine pencil work and three-dimensional textures for the anthropomorphic characters and their clothing. The prose is descriptive and vibrant, and Penny’s empathetic inner life gives the story sincere depth. (“Penny tried to feel happy that Mooky would get to go home, but inside she felt like crying.”) Readers are invited to search the pictures for delightful details, like a jeweled flower mantis in the garden, or a rogue Vietnamese pheasant in the woods, which are labeled at the end of the book. Kindheartedness meets kismet in this charming tale. - Kirkus Reviews
The story opens on Penny’s birthday, where instead of the pet she’s been dreaming of, she receives… a plant. Though it isn’t the pet she asked for, Penny’s big heart leads her to cherish her new green friend. Yet, despite her devotion, the quiet plant can’t quite fill the companionship gap that a pet would. As Penny contemplates the perfect pet, she encounters a distressed “bearcat”―actually a red panda cub―leading to an adventure that teaches her about empathy, wildlife, and the joyous unpredictability of friendship. Moreover, this delightful narrative subtly educates readers about the diverse and endangered animals native to the Eastern regions, like the red panda. The book encourages respect and empathy for wildlife, often misunderstood or misrepresented. At the end of the book, don’t miss the special section about pangolins, their critical endangerment, and how each one of us, no matter our age, can contribute to their conservation. - BookFest

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wayne D. Kramer lives in the southern Indiana countryside with his wife and kids. The idea for Penny Pangolin came to Wayne one day while discussing an interest in creating a series of children's picture books with his family. Pangolins, in particular, had always fascinated the kids. Wayne enjoys brainstorming new Penny ideas with his kids over smoothies at the coffee shop. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Science. He has visited nearly 40 countries and 25 states in the US. He especially loved visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand. Wayne is also author of the "Heroes of Time" adventure fantasy novel series. All of his works, including signed copies, are available online.

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PRODUCT DETAILS

Publisher: Heroes of Time Productions, LLC
Author: Wayne D. Kramer
Illustrator: Jade Zivanovic
ISBN: 9781955997126
Size (H x W): 11x8.5
Weight: 12.8 ounces
Cover Type: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Language: English
Date Published: 2023-03-01

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

A pangolin named Penny learns about responsibility in Kramer’s picture book. When Penny Pangolin asks for a pet for her birthday, her parents give her a plant instead. Penny loves her new plant (a Venus flytrap) and treats it with great care, taking it with her everywhere: “Sometimes her parents made the plant stay home. ‘But it’ll be lonely!’ Penny protested.” The only trouble is that the plant is quiet, and not cuddly like other pets. So, Penny asks her parents again for a pet; having witnessed Penny’s dedication to her plant, they acquiesce. When Penny discovers a trapped baby red panda, the critter turns out to be orphaned, so the Pangolins adopt him (Penny names him Mooky). Zivanovic’s illustrations use negative space on white pages and simple backgrounds on full-color pages, drawing readers’ focus to the detailed characters. The illustrations blend realistic fine pencil work and three-dimensional textures for the anthropomorphic characters and their clothing. The prose is descriptive and vibrant, and Penny’s empathetic inner life gives the story sincere depth. (“Penny tried to feel happy that Mooky would get to go home, but inside she felt like crying.”) Readers are invited to search the pictures for delightful details, like a jeweled flower mantis in the garden, or a rogue Vietnamese pheasant in the woods, which are labeled at the end of the book. Kindheartedness meets kismet in this charming tale. - Kirkus Reviews
The story opens on Penny’s birthday, where instead of the pet she’s been dreaming of, she receives… a plant. Though it isn’t the pet she asked for, Penny’s big heart leads her to cherish her new green friend. Yet, despite her devotion, the quiet plant can’t quite fill the companionship gap that a pet would. As Penny contemplates the perfect pet, she encounters a distressed “bearcat”―actually a red panda cub―leading to an adventure that teaches her about empathy, wildlife, and the joyous unpredictability of friendship. Moreover, this delightful narrative subtly educates readers about the diverse and endangered animals native to the Eastern regions, like the red panda. The book encourages respect and empathy for wildlife, often misunderstood or misrepresented. At the end of the book, don’t miss the special section about pangolins, their critical endangerment, and how each one of us, no matter our age, can contribute to their conservation. - BookFest

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wayne D. Kramer lives in the southern Indiana countryside with his wife and kids. The idea for Penny Pangolin came to Wayne one day while discussing an interest in creating a series of children's picture books with his family. Pangolins, in particular, had always fascinated the kids. Wayne enjoys brainstorming new Penny ideas with his kids over smoothies at the coffee shop. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Science. He has visited nearly 40 countries and 25 states in the US. He especially loved visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand. Wayne is also author of the "Heroes of Time" adventure fantasy novel series. All of his works, including signed copies, are available online.

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