Penelope Crumb would LOVE Ramona Quimby! And might even name her eyebrow "Marge."
Penelope Crumb is no ordinary fourth grader. She carries around a red toolbox that used to belong to her father (who's been dead since Penelope was a baby), she keeps a list for the government chronicling the many ways in which her brother is turning into an alien, she helps her home-schooled neighbor Littie with her many projects — including the construction of a marshmallow helmet — and also, she can draw pretty much anything.
So when her best friend Patsy has to draw a picture of Penelope for class, she attributes the big nose Patsy gives her to Patsy's poor art skills. But then Penelope finds out that it's true! She "does" have a big nose! Just like her Grandpa Felix, who's been gone from her life since before she can remember. What follows is a sweet and funny story — with tons of heart and hijinks — about Penelope finding her grandpa and using her big nose — and his big nose —to make her family whole again.