Kevin Henkes first introduced us to his loveable mice in A Weekend with Wendell. Thirteen books featuring these mouse characters would follow, including the 1994 Caldecott Honor Book Owen, but the most famous of them is Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. With the release of that book, Henkes gave the world of children's literature a memorable new addition to its roster of cherished characters. In 2005, Kevin Henkes's picture book Kitten's First Full Moon was the winner of the Caldecott Medal. Henkes's has published over 30 picture books, and 11 novels for children, including Olive's Ocean which won a Newbery Honor in 2004. And now he gives us Penny... When Penny receives a surprise box in the mail from Gram, she is thrilled. The surprise is a doll, and she is absolutely perfect, from her head to her toes. Penny loves her immediately. She introduces her new doll to Mama and to the babies and to Papa. But then Papa asks what the doll's name is, and Penny realizes that she doesn't know. What do you think will happen in Penny and her Doll (Greenwillow, $12.99) by Kevin Henkes?