Amanda Panda and the Bigger, Better Birthday (Hardcover)

By Candice Ransom, Christine Grove (Illustrator)

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 9781524768195, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

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Library Binding (6/5/2018)

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Description

In the hilarious follow-up to Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten, strong, sassy, and funny Amanda Panda is having a birthday crisis!

Amanda Panda's birthday is tomorrow. She'll be the first kid in her class to turn six! But when she gets to the bus stop, her best friend/worst enemy Bitsy announces that today is HER birthday! And her party is planned for Saturday, the same day as Amanda's!

Birthday dreams ruined, Amanda's can't keep her temper in check at school. By recess, it looks like Amanda's birthday plans—and her friendship with Bitsy—is over. But when the girls stop arguing long enough to listen to each other, they come up wtih a birthday plan that is TWICE the fun.

Young children will learn about sharing, compromise, and conflict resolution, all the while laughing along with Amanda and Bitsy in this adorable, school-based story from a new favorite character.

Reminiscent of the strength and charm of Russell and Lillian Hoban's Frances the Badger, Lilly of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, and Peggy Rathmann's Ruby the Copycat, veteran children's author Candice Ransom has perfectly captured the spirit, motivations, and voice of a headstrong five-(almost-six)-year-old girl.

"A sweet celebration of friendship and the drama of kindergarten."—Kirkus 

"Text and illustrations work harmoniously to capture the feelings of disappointment when faced with the sticky situation of having a birthday party on the same day as a classmate, and all the worries that come with it. . . .  A sweet story on a familiar birthday party conundrum faced by many school-age children and their parents."—School Library Journal
 


About the Author

CANDICE RANSOM only ever wanted to be a children's book writer. She is the author of over 125 books for kids and young adults, including Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten and Amanda Panda and the Bigger, Better Birthday, and teaches in the children's literature program at Hollins University. Candice lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband and her cats, Faulkner and Edison. Visit her at www.candiceransom.com.

CHRISTINE GROVE is the illustrator of Amanda Panda Quits KindergartenAmanda Panda and the Bigger, Better BirthdayEsme's Egg, and Maddie the Mitzvah Clown. Christine especially enjoys creating children's book characters. (After a bit of sketching they take on a life of their own and are kind enough to let her get to know them.) She lives near Atlanta, surrounded by her treasured collection of Derwent 2H graphic pencils.


Praise For Amanda Panda and the Bigger, Better Birthday

"A sweet celebration of friendship and the drama of kindergarten."—Kirkus 

"Text and illustrations work harmoniously to capture the feelings of disappointment when faced with the sticky situation of having a birthday party on the same day as a classmate, and all the worries that come with it. . . .  A sweet story on a familiar birthday party conundrum faced by many school-age children and their parents."—School Library Journal