Xander's Panda Party

Xander's Panda Party

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By (author) Mrs Linda Sue Park, Illustrated by Matt Phelan

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  • Publisher: CLARION BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 278mm x 12mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 3 September 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0547558651
  • ISBN 13: 9780547558653
  • Sales rank: 104,745

Product description

"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!"

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Author information

Linda Sue Park won the Newbery Medal for "A Single Shard." She lives with her husband in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at www.lspark.com. Illustrator Matt Phelan s books include Alice Schertle s "Very Hairy Bear" and Jeanne Birdsall s "Flora s Very Windy Day." He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit his website at www.mattphelan.com."

Review quote

"Phelan takes Park's jaunty story about a panda with a complicated social life and develops it still further. . . . There's food for thought throughout." --"Publishers Weekly, "starred review