August 18, 2013

Xander's Panda Party

cover image of Xander's Panda Party
Linda Sue Park

Xander the panda wants to throw a party so he decides he'll invite all the bears at the zoo. Koala informs him she's a marsupial, not a bear. Ok, so now he decides to invite all mammals, but Rhino won't come without his bird friend and Croc insists that reptiles be included. Eventually, of course, Xander invites all creatures, including humans! The party is a great success and he even meets a charming girl panda. Phelan's cartoon-like illustrations are amusing and expressive, enhancing the upbeat text. A celebration of friendship and inclusion from the Newbery Award-winning author of A Single Shard (2001) and Bee-bim bop! (2005) Ages 5-8