Ten-year-old Penny Pepper has three big wishes—and about a million smaller ones! But the main ones are:
becoming a detective and solving crimes
getting out of having to go to that stuck-up show-off Flora’s party
the first in a new series of comic-strip novels
easy-going, sparkling, funny: a read-aloud delight for adults as well
From the jury's motivation for granting the Hansjörg-Martin-Preis 2015 to Penny Pepper:
Penny Pepper is a consummate example of what makes a good book. A fabulous premise executed with effortless panache, a whole bunch of cool characters and an exciting adventure complemented by first class illustrations. Penny Pepper has it all – an intelligent buildup to a gripping and well-rounded story complete with fresh and vivid graphics that reflect the text’s humour and put a fresh spin on it. In short, brilliant stuff!