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Please, Mr. Panda Hardcover – December 30, 2014
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From School Library Journal
PreS-K—In this witty picture book primer on manners, Mr. Panda offers a variety of animals a doughnut. All respond rudely, and Mr. Panda goes on his way, until he meets a ring-tailed lemur who's aware of the power of politeness. The book is appealingly spare. The large-font text consists entirely of dialogue between Mr. Panda and the animals. Antony relies upon a mostly muted palette—the textured background is entirely gray, and all the creatures black and white—with the box of doughnuts the only example of bright color. There are no backdrops, and few objects are depicted, resulting in an elegant, pared down look. However, the author injects humor into the mix, from the over-the-top ways in which the animals request doughnuts ("I want them all! Then bring me some more," demands the killer whale) to their reactions when Mr. Panda leaves (the orca sports a crestfallen expression, with a gigantic tear). The smudgy black-and-white illustrations are appealing, and while Mr. Panda, a large, squat creature with a sour expression, isn't as adorable as some picture-book pandas—Neil Gaiman's Chu comes to mind—he's definitely endearing. Though this is a book with a clear message, the humor and attractive design give it a bit of an edge and keep it out of the realm of the heavy-handed, "Let's learn a lesson" titles. A fun storytime selection and a solid option for parents or teachers looking for a creative way to emphasize the importance of saying, "Please" and "Thank you."—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal
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Top Customer Reviews
The artwork is very cute, but it is extremely short and I don't know if the message is really the best. I mean, it's impolite not to say please but it's also impolite to offer someone donuts and then say you've changed your mind and walk away.
All in all, not terrible but I wouldn't really recommend it either.