Every day is a big adventure for kids, and Kenny is no exception. In four deceptively simple stories for readers up to 7, Brian Pinkney recounts how Kenny wakes up, gets dressed, and finds that his grandpa's hat seems to fit perfectly on his head. Luckily, with the help of his parents, Kenny is finally set to catch the school bus. Later, he will overcome his fear of the monstrous vacuum cleaner, learn to play soccer with his big sister, and—after all that fun—get ready for bedtime. In his energetic acrylic and India ink illustrations, Pinkney sensitively depicts a day in the life of a family.
"Pinkney's succinct text employs repeated phrases and focuses on familiar activities, making this equally appropriate for squirmy preschoolers and emergent readers…. A comforting and highly relatable story."—Booklist