Xander's Panda Party

Xander's Panda Party

By Linda Sue Park; Matt Phelan (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547558653, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013


"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

About the Author
Linda Sue Park is the Newbery Medal-winning author of A Single Shard and several other books for children and young adults. Ms. Park lives with her family in upstate New York.

MATT PHELAN's many books includeVery Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle and "The Storm in the Barn", winner of the Scott O'Dell Award. He lives in Philadelphia. www.mattphelan.com