Please, Mr. Panda

pleasemrpandaBy Steve Antony


Kylie said that Mr. Panda is very sad that he can’t find any of his friends with good manners to give his donuts to. This is a great book to teach kids to use “please” and “may I” and “thank you.” I think she is right on the mark. With a minimal amount of words, Steve Antony has written the perfect book for very young readers to learn and reinforce this concept. The illustrations are brilliant and colorful on a stark grey background that makes them really stand out on the page— perfect for parent and child sharing as they engage both. This book opens up channels for conversation about manners and how important they are at any age. Will Mr. Panda find a friend to take his donuts? Read Please, Mr. Panda and find out.

Review by Kylie B. with Renee Larsen, Hillside Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

Author Website: http://www.steveantony.com/

Please, Mr. Panda
By Steve Antony
Scholastic Press
32 pages
Release Date: December 30, 2014

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3 thoughts on “Please, Mr. Panda”

  1. Giveaway Alert! 5/9/2017: We have a board book copy of this book to give away to a school library, teacher, or student in Granite School District. The first to leave a short comment below with your name will win the book, as long as you haven’t already won a book from us this week. Thanks for looking!

  2. Christine Fotheringham

    Sign me up! I have “I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda” and it is adorable. This would be such a fun companion book that the students will love as much as the other. And it teaches good manners to boot! Thanks for the review.

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