Xander's Panda Party

Xander's Panda Party

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Xander planned a panda party. Yes, a dandy whoop-de-do!
But Xander was the only panda. Just one panda at the zoo.

The zoo's paucity of pandas doesn't impede Xander's party planning for long. He decides to invite all the bears. But Koala protests. She's not a bear--she's a marsupial! Does that mean she can't come? Xander rethinks his decision to invite only bears, and "Calling all bears" evolves into "Calling all creatures." The Newbery Medal author Linda Sue Park introduces animal taxonomy in a wonderfully engaging way, and the celebrated artist Matt Phelan's charming ink and watercolor paintings are the icing on the cake. A read-aloud whoop-de-do!

Publisher: Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013
ISBN: 9780547558653
Branch Call Number: E PAR
Characteristics: 40 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Phelan, Matt

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ChristchurchKids Jun 27, 2016

As the only panda in the zoo, Xander decides to limit his birthday party guest list to just the other bears. But while Grizzly, Brown, Black, and both Polars accept, Koala points out that she is actually a marsupial. Gamely, Xander invites all the mammals, which would have been fine, except that Rhinoceros wants to bring his bird pal, and then Crocodile angles for an invite, and soon Xander's little "bear-affair" turns into a zoo-wide bash! With gentle, cuddly-looking watercolor illustrations and bouncy, well-crafted rhymes, Xander's Panda Party is a charming readaloud. A bonus section of animal facts adds appeal for the most inquisitive kids

nypl_morningside_heights May 19, 2014

Fun and intersesting book to read.

JoCoLibrary6by6 Oct 24, 2013

Kids will relish playing with the various sounds of language in Linda Sue Park's newest picture book. Joyous, rhyming text and complex vocabulary introduce children to new, vibrant word, while Matt Phelan's illustrations add ebullience to the story.

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