Monday, November 17, 2014

Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony - NO

Antony, Steve Please, Mr. Panda.  PICTURE BOOK.  Scholastic Press, 2015.  $17.  Content: G. 

Mr. Panda has a tray of doughnuts, which he is offering to give away.  Though he offers, he refuses each animal because of their rude replies, until one animal asks “please”. The illustrations are the saving grace for this book, but the actual plot left me cold.  I would love to rewrite this with my own words, because I love the panda and the rest of the animals.  Yes, this is a book about the importance of being polite and using your words, but there are too many other books that do a more skillful job of the lesson.  

NOT RECOMMENDED.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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