In the first installment, Penny Downtown, Penny hears from her network of downtown New York City dogs about a puppy with an uncanny resemblance. An adventure through the iconic Washington and Union Squares ensues. Penny learns that friends often show up in the most unexpected places. We learn that anything is possible, even (or especially) in crowded New York City. The Penny children’s series is about a puppy Penelope Clover Robinson, or Penny, who lives in downtown Manhattan. Like most Manhattan pups, she is well socialized. She is also uniquely clever.