Pinky and Peanut: No Boys Allowed.
Pinky and Peanut: No Boys Allowed
Deena Cook and Cherie McIntosh, authors
Trina Scruggs, illustrator
P & P Publishing LLC
4957 Lakemont Blvd. SE, Suite C-4, #316
Bellevue, WA 98006
9780979702020, $4.99, www.pinkyandpeanut.com
"Pinky and Peanut: No Boys Allowed" is the third book in the Pinky and Peanut series of children's beginner chapter reader books and winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. Because of mysterious problems with misplaced gummi bears (and other items), Pinky and Peanut decide to try to make their clubhouse exclusive for girls, off limits to Peanut's brother Scott. The implications and problems arising from that approach are many. Finally parents intervene and the ultimatum is clear, Peanut and Scott must find a way to share the clubhouse and peacefully coexist, or clubhouse privileges will be withdrawn. Suspense builds and the siblings struggle to find solutions separately. In a surprise grand finale, Peanut learns to appreciate her brother Scott, and everyone has a great time with Super Samantha and Amazing Jake (kid super heroes) visit the school because of a prize-winning story submission. As "No Boys Allowed" comes to an end, a new adventure is foreshadowed in the rescuing of a littered, unsafe playground and park. There is nothing like a new worthwhile project adventure to keep Pinky and Peanut on the go, solving problems with their own ingenuity one day at a time. Twenty-five cents from every book sold of "No Boys Allowed" will be donated to the Seattle Ronald McDonald House of Western Washington.