When Penelope Crumb's best friend Patsy suddenly doesn't want to be her best friend anymore, she must figure out why and win her back! But everything that Penelope does seems to cause trouble and make things worse. Despite the trouble, Penelope learns a thing or two about friendship and discovers that she can still remember the good times with a friend through memories, even if that friend isn't around anymore. Recommended for ages 7 to 10 years.
Penelope Crumb's best friend Patsy Cline Roberta Watson is becoming best friends with another girl in class, so Penelope decides she needs to win her back. Compliments and presents failand Penelope is afraid she'll lose Patsy Cline forever, so she decides to swipe Patsy's necklace and start a secret museum to remember all the people she cares about, in case they leave her too. But stealing turns out not to be the best plan, when Grandpa Felix calls the police about his missing camera, forcing Penelope to confess. Now she's lost both Patsy Cline AND her museum. But in the end she makes a huge personal sacrifice to repair her friendship with Patsy and finds out that drawing pictureswhat she likes to do best!is a way to make a personal museum that doesn't involve any sort of stealing.
Shawn Stout has held many jobs, including ice cream scooper, dog treat baker, magazine editor, waitress, and of course author. She received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and now lives with her husband and young daughter in Frederick, Maryland.