Petra Pencil Pines for Pizza

Children - Picture Book
58 Pages
Reviewed on 10/01/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Petra Pencil dreamed of drawing and she was jealous of watching the other pencils go off for the day. Petra Pencil imagined the wonderful things she could draw if given a chance. She wanted to draw a pizza that was perfectly round, beautiful, and awesome. Prudence was always the first one to be picked up and Peter was next. Petra wondered why she was always the one left behind. She was brand new and her tip was always sharp and ready to go. She thought the tiny splinter she had on her side was the biggest problem. She tried to get rid of it many times but all her attempts were useless. One Monday she landed on the floor and got a chance to make contact with the paper. She drew her favorite pizza and by the time she finished she had become plump. She did not know what to do but then a new student, Jordan, joined the class and things changed for Petra Pencil.

Petra Pencil Pines for Pizza by Dawn Doig is an adorable and simple story that tells young readers there is a place for everyone, irrespective of their size, shape, and color. The special bond between Jordan and Petra Pencil is palpable to readers through the story and the illustrations. The illustrations are bright and colorful and breathe life into the characters and the story. It is fun to see the pencils having a name and a personality of their own. The story is also for children who have a problem when it comes to holding a pencil and writing neatly. Children will love the book and both parents and tutors can use it for read-aloud and storytelling sessions at home and in classrooms and school libraries to help youngsters address challenges with a positive outlook.


Fantastic children’s book!

First Graders Yaoundé Cameroon

"My favorat part is wen the new kid kame Zac and he toke the pensel and he was using it I like it becose I like the boy
I like when Petara penilse was flying and close his eyes and when he close his eyes he was flying in the air and when the boy bopt his hede
My farvret part was web the pencil was flying in the air and why I liked that part it is becuase I saw the pecnil in the air and he was emaning the he was flying
My favrit part was when she fly’s like an angel and I like angels becuse I am a cristan.
My favorite part in the book Petra pencil pines for pizza my favorite part is when she was imagagining she was a fairy.
The part that I like is when she fly and the flower around her body she fell the kid taked her and draw on the paper a threecher gave the kid the piselll he or she was happy It is my favorit part because she can fly and she had flower all around her I lik it because she can talk and she has arms"
= review written by first graders in Yaoundé, Cameroon