Review: Please, Mr. Panda

Posted on March 23, 2015


PandaPlease, Mr. Panda
By Steve Antony
Scholastic Press
December 2014
32 pages

Chubby Mr. Panda has a tray of frosted doughnuts to share. Yet one by one, every black and white critter strikes out in the doughnut department. With each failed attempt, Mr. Panda’s expression gets grumpier and grumpier. What seems to be the problem here? Mr. Panda is completely bowled over until one clever lemur comes up with those magic words. The real punchline in this story is the reason why Mr. Panda is so generous with his doughnuts. The parade of fuzzy black and white animals against a textured gray background makes the candy-colored doughnuts look all the more scrumptious. Please, Mr. Panda is a simple story with an amusing twist on manners.

Copyright (c) 2015 by Peggy Tibbetts

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