Benny Bensky used to be a happy dog living with his humans, Rosie and her parents. But things are not happy in the Bensky house. Rosie’s mom and dad operate the most popular restaurant in town, the Perogy Palace. At least, it used to be popular. Now customers are staying away in droves.
What’s worse, Benny’s humans are fed up with his bad habits and are sending him to obedience school! Benny is terrified of the persnickety instructor and fails the class miserably. But while he’s there, Benny sniffs out the problem with the Perogy Palace. What’s a dog with a big imagination to do?
About Mary Borsky
Tundra author MARY BORSKY is from High Prairie, Alberta. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and went on to teach in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Frobisher Bay, as well as in Italy and Ethiopia. Borsky is the author of the first two books in the Benny Bensky series, Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palace and Benny Bensky and the Giant Pumpkin Heist. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her adult short story collections, Influence of the Moon and Cobalt Blue are critically acclaimed. In 2006, The New Quarterly magazine named Mary Borsky one of “the best-loved living Canadian writers.” Mary Borsky lives in Ottawa.
About Linda Hendry
Tundra’s LINDA HENDRY has illustrated and/or written over fifty children’s books, including the Benny Bensky series. In 1986, she was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for her illustration of The Queen Who Stole the Sky. In 2001, her book Priscilla and Rosy, written by Sharon Jennings, received the Mr. Christie’s Silver Medal. Linda Hendry lives with her family near Rockwood, Ontario.
“[Linda] Hendry’s black-and-white wash illustrations are humorous and charming. A good choice for reading aloud.”
–School Library Journal
“A shaggy tale…involving obedience school and a villain anyone would love to hate.”
–The Globe and Mail
“Young readers will delight in Benny’s antics and eagerly be absorbed by the mystery of the Perogy Palace.”
–Books in Canada
“[Borsky] creates her characters deftly, bringing them alive through their thoughts and actions. Youngsters will particularly like getting inside Benny’s head, seeing things from a dog’s eye view.”
–The Hamilton Spectator
“Similar to One Hundred and One Dalmatians, this doggy mystery is high in comic moments…”
–St. Catharines Standard