Ornery Benny Just Can’t Go to Sleep!
By Geoffrey Hayes
Toon Books, $12.95, 32 pages
Benny and Penny in Lights Out! is a graphic novel for your level two reader. Benny, an ornery mouse, finds all sorts of things to delay bedtime. His sister, Penny, is ready to get in bed and read her bedtime story. Benny cannot settle down as he plays with his flashlight and insists he cannot sleep without his pirate hat. Benny also tries to scare Penny by interrupting her princess story by inserting a dinosaur into the storyline. Penny finally agrees to help Benny find his pirate hat outside. While outside, things get a little spooky but they find the hat and run inside. Finally settled in bed, Penny reads Benny a bedtime story and Benny soon falls asleep, which leaves Penny running to her mom to read her bedtime story.
This book by Geoffrey Hayes offers detailed pictures with an interesting and humorous story, which will engage your little readers. The characters have meticulous facial expressions and your reader will be able to easily follow the story and even guess what is going to happen next!
Reviewed by Seniye Groff