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Dinner at the Panda Palace

Stephanie Calmenson, Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)


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Prebound (2/1/1995)


There's always room for one more at the Panda Palace! This sweet and funny counting book is celebrating 25 years in print—a proven read-aloud winner at home and in the classroom!

Join one hungry elephant, two carsick lions, three pigs running from a wolf, and dozens of other playful and hungry animals as they swing, bound, and bounce into the Panda Palace for a hearty meal. But when the restaurant is totally full, will Panda make room for one more guest?

Perfect for back to school and units on inclusion and empathy, this is a fun rhyming story packed with charming animals. It will bring smiles, even after repeated readings.

This rollicking, rhyming PBS StoryTime favorite is a counting book, an animal identification book, and a book with lots of food and fun! But most important, each child will come away knowing that "there will always be room at the Palace for you."

Praise For Dinner at the Panda Palace

"This sprightly story in rhyme also incorporates a counting lesson [and] closes on a warm, satisfying note."
— ALA Booklist

"Unforced, funny quatrains are reinforced with hilarious illustrations full of perfect details."
— School Library Journal

"Bouncy, rhyming verse and an innovative cast of characters give this counting book zip. Only after many rereadings will little ones get their fill."
Publishers Weekly

"Everyone happily feasts on Dinner at the Panda Palace."
— The Horn Book

HarperCollins, 9780064434089, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 1995

About the Author

Stephanie Calmenson is the author of many acclaimed books for children. They have been called "marvelous" (Publishers Weekly), "lyrical" (School Library Journal), and "sweet, funny, and right on the mark" (ALA Booklist). Her books include Dinner at the Panda Palace, a PBS Storytime Book; Welcome, Baby! Baby Rhymes for Baby Times; Good for You! Toddler Rhymes for Toddler Times; and Kindergarten Kids: Riddles, Rebuses, Wiggles, Giggles, and More!

Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated numerous books for children, including How to Grow a Picket Fence by Mary Louise Cuneo and two popular children's songs: There's a Hole in the Bucket and Over the River and Through the Wood. She has also illustrated another book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series: I Can Tell by Touching by Carolyn Otto. Ms Westcott lives on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts.