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When You Give an Imp a Penny

Book Details

Genre & Age: Fantasy picture book (ages 3-7)
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages, 7″ x 9″
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 978-1455621446

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Beyond the Pale Goodreads Reviews

Before you lend an imp a penny, there’s something you should know—such a simple act of generosity could set off a side-splitting chain of events! A colorful picture book full of mythology, mischief, and magic, When You Give an Imp a Penny shows us just what happens when an accident-prone—but well-intentioned—imp comes along asking for favors! The same writer/illustrator duo that brought you Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes brings to life a comedy of fabled proportions.

From tracking mud on the floor to setting the broom on fire, this clumsy little imp causes accidents wherever he goes, but he’s determined make things right again. The only thing it will cost his host is a little patience—and maybe a bit of time cleaning up some messes! It won’t be long before this troublemaker has won over the entire family (except for the cat) with his irrepressible charm. Herz’s whimsical prose and Larson’s bold illustrations make this tale a laugh from beginning to end—and then again!

Acclaim

Lively” — Kirkus Reviews

Who knew an imp could be so endearing? Pure fun!
—Bruce Coville, author of DIARY OF A MAD BROWNIE

It’s a cute story, along the lines of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and sure to raise a smile.
—Bruce Hale, author of the CHET GECKO MYSTERIES Series

I hope an imp never asks me for a penny and comes into my studio! He is kind of cute in a “Cat in the Hat comes and messes up your house” kind of way. His little grin makes it hard to stay mad at him. Mr. Herz must have a few imps at home because he captures that childlike ability to wreak havoc and still be likable. The illustrations by Abigail Larson help convey the innocent—ok, not so innocent, but certainly not intentional—way the little guy keeps making things worse!
—Kelly Light, author and illustrator of LOUISE LOVES ART!

“Henry’s book is just what I was hoping for when I saw the title—a deliciously impish read!”
—Penny Parker Klostermann, author of THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT

“Abigail Larson’s artwork is a feast for the eyes.”
—Starburst Magazine

Press Coverage

– Author Interview – Henry Herz (No Wasted Ink)
– A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt, Guests-Henry Herz and Niece, Kate (Penny Parker Klosterman)
– Inside Scoop Henry L. Herz and When You Give An Imp A Penny (KidLit TV)
– Henry Herz – When You Give an Imp a Penny (Storybook Spotlight)
– Book Review: When You Give an Imp a Penny (Storybook Spotlight)
– Say Hello to Henry Herz (Paws 4 Thought)
– Review: When You Give an Imp a Penny (Paws 4 Thought)
– Review: When You Give an Imp a Penny (White Sky Project)
– All About Imps (Live to Read)
– When You Give an Imp a Penny (Christy’s Cozy Corners)
– Review: When You Give an Imp a Penny (Storytime Books)
– The Advantages of Independent Publishers (Storytime Books)
– Review: When You Give an Imp a Penny (Hott Books)
– All About Imps (Julie Butcher)
– Review: When You Give an Imp a Penny (Harmony Kent)
– When You Give An Imp A Penny by Henry, Josh and Harrison Herz (Have You Heard My Book Review)
– All About Imps (Unleashing Readers)
– When You Give An Imp A Penny by Henry Herz, Josh Herz, & Harrison Herz (Dab of Darkness)
– All About Imps (Bookingly Yours)
– Review: When You Give an Imp a Penny (A Fantastical Librarian)
– When You Give an Imp a Penny – Jed’s Review (The JED Says)
– When you Give an Imp a Penny by Henry Herz, Josh Herz & Harrison Herz (Books with Lynn)
– Telling the Tale: An interview with kid lit author Henry Herz (UCSD Extension)
– When You Give an Imp a Penny – Review + Interview (Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers)
– The Advantages of Independent Publishers (Cynthia Leitich Smith)
– Hooray for Henry Herz (GROG blog)
– When You Give an Imp a Penny (San Francisco Book Review)

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