Benny and the Binky

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Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 pages
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An irresistible follow-up to Benny’s Had Enough!

One morning Benny awakens to find a bassinet standing next to him. Finally, Benny has a brother! All Benny’s new sibling does is scream and scream – until his mother gives him a binky. Benny wants a binky, too, but his mother says he’s too old for one. And Benny’s brother isn’t willing to share. Benny soon grows tired of his new brother – he’d rather have the binky. So when his mother isn’t looking, Benny runs away with the binky. He feels triumphant, until he meets up with some porcine bullies. Fortunately, he is rescued, and after running all the way home, Benny restores the binky to its rightful owner.

Olof Landstrm’s hilarious illustrations capture the frustrations and joys of having a new sibling.

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Review: Benny and the Binky (Benny)

User Review  - Taylor Brune - Goodreads

This is a great book to read to students that have or are getting a new baby sibling. They would really identify with Benny. It's also a very easy read with great illustrations. Read full review

Review: Benny and the Binky (Benny)

User Review  - Danica Midlil - Goodreads

I love the picture of Benny running away when he first swipes the binky. You can practically hear his triumphant "Heh Heh heh!" Yay for allies with sharp teeth! Take that, bullies! Read full review

About the author (2002)

Barbro Lindgren and Olof Landstrvm's previous collaboration, Benny s Had Enough!, appeared on Fanfare, The Horn Book s Honor List. Barbro Lindgren and Olof Landstrvm live in Sweden.

BARBRO LINDGREN, author of "Benny and the Binky" and "Benny's Had Enough!," both of which appeared on Fanfare, "The Horn Book"'s Honor List, is one of Sweden's best-known children's book authors. OLOF LANDSTROM, together with his wife, Lena, has written and illustrated numerous books, including the Will books, the Boo and Baa books, and "Four Hens and a Rooster," a "Washington Post "Best Book of the Year. Both author and illustrator live in Stockholm, Sweden.

Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard has translatted numerous R&S titles into English, including Oink, Oink Benny, Mini Mia and her Darling Uncle and When Owen's Mom Breathed Fire.

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