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|Good night, Mr. Panda|
Author: Antony, Steve
It is bedtime and Mr. Panda carefully reminds his friends of the things that they need to do like brushing their teeth, and taking a bath before settling down for the night--but sometimes Mr. Panda can be absentminded, and Lemur has to remind him which bed is his.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 198218
Kirkus Reviews (06/15/18)
School Library Journal (08/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 08/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1—After attempting to teach a bevy of boorish beasts good manners (Please, Mr. Panda; Thank You, Mr. Panda; I'll Wait, Mr. Panda), the titular character now tries to convince the animals to adhere to a proper bedtime routine. They blithely ignore his suggestions that they brush their teeth, take baths, and don their pajamas. Mr. Panda doesn't respond, but his hilarious grimaces and scowls say it all. As usual, the only one listening to the wise panda is an endearingly enthusiastic ring-tailed lemur. Antony's appealingly spare artwork is flavored with whimsy, especially his depiction of rotund Mr. Panda, whose doughnut-covered jammies are a witty nod to the tasty treats he hawked in his debut outing. Occasional spots of color pop against the dark blue backdrop. The ending falls a bit flat in comparison with the earlier volumes. Still, this snarky yet ultimately sweet story is bound to amuse little ones. VERDICT With its deadpan humor, this is a welcome departure from more formulaic bedtime books. A funny and original one-on-one nighttime read.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.