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From New York Times bestselling illustrator Kady MacDonald Denton and award winning author Cary Fagan comes a charming sibling story that has the makings of a contemporary classicBenny's little brother is really good at a lot of things making potions and pap | Reader Fox Blog | I reuested  What Are You Doing Benny by Cary Fagan because I'm sure you guessed it the book had foxes And for the most part that was well worth it I enjoyed the artwork I loved the main character who appears to be nameless and most of all I loved the fact that they were foxes I found the story both incredibly real and rather adorable though admittedly the message of it was not one that I  loved exactly Still it was a good oneThe story follows what I assume is a younger brother who wants to spend time and basically do anything with his older brother Of course Benny isn't really all that interested in involving his little brother with his games and projects In fact he seems regularly annoyed by the young fox each and every single time that he appears Ironically I used to be the Benny in this situationIt takes some time but soon enough the young fox decides to leave his older brother alone turning instead to his puppets in order to entertain himself And it isn't too long before Benny notices that his younger brother isn't around bugging him as he usually does any A great commentary on siblings this book is a cute one to get if you've got multiple kids and they sometimes bug each other I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review| Instagram | Twitter | Reader Fox Blog | Bloglovin’ | Facebook | Doctor Who potions and An Affair with My Mother pap | Reader Fox Blog | I reuested  What Are You Doing Benny by Cary Fagan because I'm sure you guessed it the book had foxes And for the most Peppa Pig part that was well worth it I enjoyed the artwork I loved the main character who appears to be nameless and most of all I loved the fact that they were foxes I found the story both incredibly real and rather adorable though admittedly the message of it was not one that I  loved exactly Still it was a good oneThe story follows what I assume is a younger brother who wants to spend time and basically do anything with his older brother Of course Benny isn't really all that interested in involving his little brother with his games and Dot.Homme projects In fact he seems regularly annoyed by the young fox each and every single time that he appears Ironically I used to be the Benny in this situationIt takes some time but soon enough the young fox decides to leave his older brother alone turning instead to his The West (3rd Edition) puppets in order to entertain himself And it isn't too long before Benny notices that his younger brother isn't around bugging him as he usually does any A great commentary on siblings this book is a cute one to get if you've got multiple kids and they sometimes bug each other I was The Maddest Idea (Revolution at Sea provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review| Instagram | Twitter | Reader Fox Blog | Bloglovin’ | Facebook |

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What Are You Doing Benny?

Er airplanes building forts putting on puppet shows even petting the neighbor's cat he has a special way of scratching her just behind the ears But whenever he tries to join in Benny's activities all Benny ever says is No Maybe his little brother can watch h This book brought back many memories but I was the older sibling I had a brother who was seven years younger than me and I often had to look after him as well as have him bug me constantly at least that is how I felt as a youngster In What are you Doing Benny? Benny is the older brother who is pestered by his younger sibling The younger sibling tries desperately all day long to get Benny to join in his play or allow him to do what Benny is doing but is consistently told No When the younger brother finally finds something to do put on a puppet show and Benny gets interested the tables are turnedThe message in the story of course is about getting along with your siblings finding something to entertain yourself allowing others to participate in your activities Any child who has a sibling will be able to relate to this story I liked the way the story was put together it was almost a graphic novel which I think children will enjoy The watercolour illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton are sweet and detailed Each illustrations is so detailed including cross sections of the foxes den and their rooms that there is a lot to look at and talk about Overall a very cute story with the repetition needed for a beginning reader The publisher Tundra Books generously provided me with a copy of this book upon reuest The rating ideas and opinions shared are my own

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Im do cool stuff if he's lucky What is a little fox to do except give Benny a taste of his own medicine? Totally familiar yet fresh and original tenderly told and consistently funny this story perfectly captures the joys and annoyances of sibling relationshi #NetGalley #WhatAreYouDoingBenny Pre Order Now Available April 23 2019Benny is busy playing by himself building a fort making a paper airplane riding his bike etc But his little brother is looking for a playmate so he continually asks to join his older brother But each uestion to his brother is met with an emphatic NO He doesn't want to talk about what he's doing or let his younger brother join him Finally after asking and asking the little fox gets the picture and heads to his room to put on a puppet show by himself Of course the puppets are mimicking he and his brother Can I play? No Can I watch? No Eventually Benny shows up and asks if his younger sibling wants to watch him paint a model car By now little fox is fine and not willing to watch his brother Surprisingly Benny returns with a sandwich for his younger brother He then stays and begins playing with the puppetsMyThoughtsWhat Concerned Me I realize kids like things to be repetitive but the younger sibling asking to engage with Benny seemed to go on a bit too long Also I'm not clear what changed Benny's mind Was he suddenly aware that he'd ignored little fox or was he missing the pestering and attention?What I Liked Most Sibling awareness is always a good discussion topic Also some children will love the fact that the illustrations feel like a graphic novel


10 thoughts on “What Are You Doing Benny?

  1. says:

    | Reader Fox Blog | I reuested  What Are You Doing Benny by Cary Fagan because I'm sure you guessed it the book had foxes And for the most part that was well worth it I enjoyed the artwork I loved the main character who appears to be nameless and most of all I loved the fact that they were foxes I found the story both incredibly real and rather adorable though admittedly the message of it was not one that I  loved exactly Still it was a good oneThe story follows what I assume is a younger brother who wants to spend time and basically do anything with his older brother Of course Benny isn't really all that interested in involving his little brother with his games and projects In fact he seems regularly annoyed by the young fox each and every single time that he appears Ironically I used to be the Benny in this situationIt takes some time but soon enough the young fox decides to leave his older brother alone turning instead to his puppets in order to entertain himself And it isn't too long before Benny notices that his younger brother isn't around bugging him as he usually does any A great commentary on siblings this book is a cute one to get if you've got multiple kids and they sometimes bug each other I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review| Instagram | Twitter | Reader Fox Blog | Bloglovin’ | Facebook |


  2. says:

    Story about the good and bad of having brother and brothership The book present this really well from the perspective of the younger brother but the end the moralmessage of it just came out of nowhere and are kind of empty it was like some pages were missing there was no transition at all between the middle of the story and the end no denouement and that was weird So mixed feeling here but just nothing good enough to make it worth it


  3. says:

    Benny is kind of a jerk The way he's drawn and the activities he's doing make him seem a lot older than his brother Think a teenager and a kindergartner As such I expected a lot tolerance from Benny Instead he comes across as kind of a narcissist After the little brother gets fed up with trying to do stuff with Benny he goes off and does his own thing Only then does Benny want to spend any time with the kid It's like he doesn't want to participate unless it's on his own terms And then we see the little brother using the same tactics as Benny used basically shutting out his brother which I don't think is a very healthy thing to be teachingI don't like the illustrations that much They're almost messy for lack of a better word The drawing style is kind of chaotic and I don't care for itI also don't like the writing style The dialogue isn't punctuated so in the beginning I just assumed that most of the book was dialogue But then almost halfway in the little brother starts narrating in the first person That made me even confused because it was difficult to tell when he was talking to the audience and when he was talking to his brother I prefer picture books to have clearer writing than thatOverall I wasn't impressed By the end of the repetitive text I couldn't stand the little brother much myself any And the pictures aren't to my liking I wouldn't recommend this one Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books NY for providing a digital ARC


  4. says:

    This book brought back many memories but I was the older sibling I had a brother who was seven years younger than me and I often had to look after him as well as have him bug me constantly at least that is how I felt as a youngster In What are you Doing Benny? Benny is the older brother who is pestered by his younger sibling The younger sibling tries desperately all day long to get Benny to join in his play or allow him to do what Benny is doing but is consistently told No When the younger brother finally finds something to do put on a puppet show and Benny gets interested the tables are turnedThe message in the story of course is about getting along with your siblings finding something to entertain yourself allowing others to participate in your activities Any child who has a sibling will be able to relate to this story I liked the way the story was put together it was almost a graphic novel which I think children will enjoy The watercolour illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton are sweet and detailed Each illustrations is so detailed including cross sections of the foxes den and their rooms that there is a lot to look at and talk about Overall a very cute story with the repetition needed for a beginning reader The publisher Tundra Books generously provided me with a copy of this book upon reuest The rating ideas and opinions shared are my own


  5. says:

    Cary Fagan brings us a classic tale of siblings being siblings In What are you Doing Benny? Benny is so much older than his younger sibling The younger sibling tries desperately all day long to get Benny to join in his play but is consistently told No Until the younger sibling finds something Benny is actually interested in doingSo many children will relate to this story Older siblings will relate to the constant nagging and perstering by younger siblings Younger siblings will relate to the incredible pull of an older sibling and the desire to just get to play with the person they look up to most in the world The pictures by Kady MacDonald Denton are sweet and detailed I really love watercolour illustrations There is something very nostalgic about illustrations rendered in watercolour The design of the book is very reminiscent of a comic book and a fabulous first step into the comic waters for readers Each suare of the story contains so much detail from the cross section of the foxes den to the piles of toys in the foxes rooms there is a lot to see and experience in this cute story


  6. says:

    What Are You Doing Benny? by Cary Fagan follows a young fox who just wants to join in whatever his older brother Benny is doing but Benny always says 'no' I felt so bad for the little fox when he said Benny made the best sandwiches and could Benny make him one too and Benny said no Later Benny offered to let his little brother watch as he did cool things like paint and shoot hoops but the little fox said that wasn't fun and continued playing in his own Later Benny brought him a sandwich At the end the brothers ended up doing something together This was a cute story with gorgeous watercolour artwork The perfect book for kids with siblings To be honest it reminded me of my own childhood I was the oldest and an introvert so I reallllly didn't want siblings around I read this with my cubs and we all enjoyed it Many thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Random HouseTundra for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review


  7. says:

    This little children's book is a very real depiction of a relationship between a much older sibling and his very young brother Hard at times to watch and feel but real none the less


  8. says:

    Benny and his little brother live in a cozy foxhole under a hill Benny has a lot of projects underway and his younger brother knows he would be very helpfulWhat are you doing Benny? Building a fort?Neat I'm really good at building forts So can I help Benny? No said Benny Benny is a busy big brother fox who has tons of activities that he likes doing He builds forts makes excellent paper airplanes to fly and a yummy sandwich rides his bike plays his guitar and all the while his little brother who is nameless in the story asks to join in and be included with his brother's projects Each time little brother asks to hang out with Benny he is answered in the negative No Oh myFeeling hurt and rejected little fox retreats to his room and gives his big brother his own space While there he gets busy playing with his puppets and putting on a puppet show all alone Benny has a time to reflect on his behaviour and how he has been treating his younger sibling Redemption reigns in Benny's heart and he brings his little brother a sandwich and then stays and plays puppets with him This makes both boys very happy as they spend some uality brother to brother bonding time together I love the watercolour and gouache illustrations They are full of action emotion and humour and perfectly drive the text along The message of the book is positive and is a lovely life lesson highlighting the importance of spending time with family members whether they be young or old I highly recommend this book


  9. says:

    #NetGalley #WhatAreYouDoingBenny Pre Order Now Available April 23 2019Benny is busy playing by himself building a fort making a paper airplane riding his bike etc But his little brother is looking for a playmate so he continually asks to join his older brother But each uestion to his brother is met with an emphatic NO He doesn't want to talk about what he's doing or let his younger brother join him Finally after asking and asking the little fox gets the picture and heads to his room to put on a puppet show by himself Of course the puppets are mimicking he and his brother Can I play? No Can I watch? No Eventually Benny shows up and asks if his younger sibling wants to watch him paint a model car By now little fox is fine and not willing to watch his brother Surprisingly Benny returns with a sandwich for his younger brother He then stays and begins playing with the puppetsMyThoughtsWhat Concerned Me I realize kids like things to be repetitive but the younger sibling asking to engage with Benny seemed to go on a bit too long Also I'm not clear what changed Benny's mind Was he suddenly aware that he'd ignored little fox or was he missing the pestering and attention?What I Liked Most Sibling awareness is always a good discussion topic Also some children will love the fact that the illustrations feel like a graphic novel


  10. says:

    Benny is a busy older brother He builds forts makes potions folds paper airplanes but each time his younger sibling asks if he can do these activities with Benny even after he offers good suggestions for improving on Benny's activity he's told no Benny just doesn't want to play with his younger brother The dejected little cub decides to play with some puppets instead But later he begins to ask Benny if they could do other things together again When Benny still says NO over and over the unnamed sibling returns to playing with the puppets and begins to have some fun putting on a show with them So when Benny asks if he can play puppets too carrying a sandwich as a peace offering the young cub knowing how hurtful no can be to be excluded agrees to their playing puppets together And what fun they have It's clear all the way though this story that the younger sibling really looks up to Benny even if Benny treats him like an annoyance The story is a realistic depiction of not uncommon sibling behavior that comes to the same conclusion that most sibling relationships come to discovering each other as friends and playmates The soft gouache and watercolor illustrations done in a pastel palette really capture the younger cubs frustration whenever Benny rejects him Most of my young readers have older siblings and really related to the young cub's relationship with Benny I think it gave them some hope for their future with their siblings


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