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Xander's Panda Party: 01/17/15

cover artXander'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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