Time for Kenny

by Brian Pinkney, Brian Pinkney

On Sale: 01/12/2021

Time for Kenny

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Time for Kenny

by Brian Pinkney

illustrated by Brian Pinkney

On Sale: 01/12/2021


About the Book

Two-time Caldecott Honor artist and Coretta Scott King Medalist Brian Pinkney’s Time for Kenny is simple, direct, and pitch-perfect for emerging readers. This vibrant, family-oriented picture book is full of boundless energy, action, and unlimited love. A timeless choice for fans of Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Christian Robinson, and Oge Mora.

Time for Kenny to get up and enjoy the day with his family! In four deceptively simple stories, Brian Pinkney guides readers through a young child’s day. First, Kenny must get dressed. Maybe he can wear his mom’s shoes? And his grandpa’s hat seems to fit perfectly on his head. Luckily, with the help of his family, Kenny is finally set to go. Then he must overcome his fear of the monstrous vacuum cleaner, learn to play soccer with his big sister, and—after all that fun—get ready for bedtime.

Bright, colorful, and energetic illustrations create a bold, accessible book for families to treasure and share. Rhythm, repetition, and clear, short sentences make Time for Kenny an excellent choice for emerging readers. 

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Critical Praise

“Here comes Kenny, a boy in perpetual motion. . . . Young readers who enjoyed Pinkney’s Puppy Truck will eagerly grow into reading these stories alone, but they also work well as participatory read-alouds . . . With plenty of white space and colorful swirls . . . Pinkney’s recognizable illustrations affirm the closeness of this Black family and paint an empathetic picture of one kid’s resistances, fears, and joys.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060735289
  • ISBN 10: 0060735287
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 01/12/2021
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / General

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