Aylea Stephens


Excellent, Preschool, Maria Gianferrari, Thyra Heder, Talent Show, Talents, Dogs, Friendship, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


All of Penny’s classmates are participating in the Peabody Elementary School Talent Show, but Penny isn’t sure what she can do to participate. She can’t sing. She can’t dance. She makes a list of possible other talents, but they get crossed off her list one by one. She doesn’t give up, though. She decides that she is going to be a doggy fashion designer with the help of her dog, Jelly. When that doesn’t succeed either, she tries ballroom dancing, magic tricks, and many other things that don’t work. When she is about to give up and skip school so no one will know that she is untalentless, she and Jelly find a talent that will be exactly right for them.