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Thank You, Mr. Panda

By Steve Antony   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338158366 Hardcover
32 Pages | 10.42" x 10.75" | Ages 3 to 5

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338184952 Ebook
32 Pages | Ages 3 to 5

Generous Mr. Panda is giving away presents to all his animal friends, including a mouse, an octopus, an elephant, and a lemur, but they aren't being very grateful about the gifts they receive. It may be because the presents aren't quite right. Mouse receives a sweater that's too big, and Octopus gets six colourful socks even though he has eight legs. Fortunately, thoughtful little Lemur knows that even if the present isn't perfect, it's the thought that counts most of all.

Just as Mr. Panda introduced good manners in Please, Mr. Panda and the importance of being patient in I'll Wait, Mr. Panda, Thank You, Mr. Panda is a graphic, kid-friendly way of teaching little ones the importance of saying "thank you" and recognizing that it's the thought that counts most of all behind every gift.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Please, Mr. Panda:
"Smart design decisions by Antony... distinguish his visual storytelling. The warm gray backdrop and parade of black and white animals (a skunk, an ostrich, an orca) make the candy-colored doughnuts look all the more tantalizing. Novel perspectives ... provide freshness, too." -- Publishers Weekly

"Tiny young listeners may be so pleased -- and relieved -- to see the dazzling treats given away that they won't notice how deftly they've been given a manners lesson. Households with toddlers may find a new family catchphrase as Mr. Panda demonstrates one approach to eliciting those elusive 'magic words.' Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings." -- Kirkus Reviews

"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.'" -- School Library Journal