Please, Mr. Panda

Please, Mr. Panda

Book - 2014
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What is the proper way to ask Mr. Panda for doughnuts?

Patiently and politely, Mr. Panda asks the animals he comes across if they would like a doughnut. A penguin, a skunk, and a whale all say yes, but they do not remember to say "please" and "thank you." Is anyone worthy of Mr. Panda's doughnuts?

In his debut picture book, Steve Antony has captured a cute panda, delightful animals hungry for doughnuts, and a manners lesson. With the black-and-white animals, plain backgrounds, and brightly coloured doughnuts, Antony's art is bold, striking, and engaging.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780545788922
Branch Call Number: ANT
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Alternative Title: Please, Mister Panda


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Mar 30, 2018

I just renewed this book for my kiddo; I'll renew it as many times as I'm allowed and probably take it out every time it's available. My son usually only lets me read books about vehicles but he loves the animals in this one as well as their strange facial expressions, and I've made a point of reading the lemur's part as dramatically as possible to drive the point home which he finds hilarious. Excellent message and gorgeous illustrations have made this a favourite. I don't even get tired of reading it. Please Mr. Panda is a perfect introduction to manners and I suggest you take it out immediately...if I haven't already

SPL_Michelle Aug 16, 2017

Mr. Panda reminds us to mind our manners! Please and Thank You!

VaughanPLSarahN May 07, 2017

Cute story about a very important word. Illustrations are high contrast and great for young children.

PimaLib_JeanSC Jun 15, 2016

Mr. Panda is searching for something and we don't know quite what until the last page.
Then we get it and we have to read it again. Simple book to promote good manners.

May 08, 2016

first of all,it's cute.Second of all,it's helpful.Third of all,it's simple

Jan 09, 2016

A good lesson in manners.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Oct 01, 2015

Antony's illustrations are sparse yet inventive. You can see the disappointment in Mr. Panda's eyes as each interaction lacks the politeness that he is hoping for. The use of only black-and-white animals forces our eyes toward those colorfully tempting doughnuts with every page turn.

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KCLS_Gerry Apr 02, 2015

A panda and doughnuts, a surprising combination. Is he sharing? Is he not?
A good story for learning the importance of the word "please."

SCL_Preschool Mar 11, 2015

A clever, gorgeous and amusing lesson for little ones on the importance of manners.

Feb 20, 2015

My son loves this book! He has definitely starting using "please" a lot more around the house. The text is short, to the point, and the illustrations are simple. A great read!

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Feb 20, 2015

kcastro thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 5

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