Xander's Panda Party

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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 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."