Monday, January 19

Please, Mr. Panda

Please, Mr. Panda
Written and illustrated by Steve Antony

My rating: ★★★★½

ISBN: 978-0545788922
Publisher: Scholastic
Date of publication: December 30, 2014
Age: 2 - 6 years

Themes: manners, donuts, black & white, minimalism

Mr. Panda has a tasty box full of donuts he is willing to share. Penguin wants one, skunk would like more, and the whale would like a whole bunch! But no. They don't get any. Because the best way to ask for something from Mr. Panda is to say, "Please!"

This book is awesome. The art, the writing—it's minimalistic. There's no frills, just the straight up fact: it's better when you say please! I love the illustrations because the colorful donuts, looking so tasty, are the only color on the page; they really stand out. Each black and white animal would like some, but only the lemur says please—in nice, big lettering, filling the page so you don't miss it. It made me laugh out loud, it teaches a good lesson, and the illustrations are fantastic. Definitely a winner in my mind! makes for a good excuse to go eat some donuts. But only if your kids say please, of course.

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