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Xander's Panda Party: 01/17/15

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Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park is a story of friendship and a birthday party. Xander wants to have a panda party for his birthday but he's the only one. So he tries to expand his list to the bears. But as the koala points out, he's not a bear. Xander needs to weigh the importance of friendship with the logistics of party planning.

Matt Phelan's (The Storm in the Barn, and Bluffton) illustrations bring to mind Jon J. Muth's books about Stillwater the panda (Zen Shorts, Zen Ties).

Except Xander Panda is more like the Panda from the anime series, Polar Bear Cafe. He's enthusiastic, goofy, and prone to making quick decisions, that later need to be reworked.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 00:12:18

Helen Murdoch

I'm checking out your lists of books to see if I can find something to read to fulfill my last 4 letters of the alphabet and this one gives me the idea of hitting the library to read some kids books!

Comment #2: Friday, November 13, 2019 at 11:39:00


Picture books are a great resource. Have fun.

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