Penelope Crumb, Volume 1
Penelope Crumb would LOVE Ramona Quimby! And might even name her eyebrow "Marge."
Penelope Crumb is no ordinary fourth grader. She carries around a red toolbox that used to belong to her father (who's been dead since Penelope was a baby), she keeps a list for the government chronicling the many ways in which her brother is turning into an alien, she helps her home-schooled neighbor Littie with her many projects--including the construction of a marshmallow helmet--and also, she can draw pretty much anything. So when her best friend Patsy has to draw a picture of Penelope for class, she attributes the big nose Patsy gives her to Patsy's poor art skills. But then Penelope finds out that it's true! She does have a big nose! Just like her Grandpa Felix, who's been gone from her life since before she can remember. What follows is a sweet and funny story--with tons of heart and hijinks-- about Penelope finding her grandpa and using her big nose--and his big nose--to make her family whole again.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cay250 - LibraryThing
Penelope Crumb is no ordinary fourth grader. She carries around a red toolbox that used to belong to her father (who's been dead since Penelope was a baby), she keeps a list for the government ... Read full review
PENELOPE CRUMBUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Penelope Crumb's large nose links her to her mysterious grandfather, who, it turns out, is not Graveyard Dead.When fourth-grade artist and would-be gumshoe Penelope Crumb realizes she has a large nose ... Read full review