{Thank You, Mr Panda: Steve Antony}

I received this book for free from Scholastic Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{Thank You, Mr Panda: Steve Antony}Thank You, Mr Panda by Steve Antony
Published by Hachette Kids Hodder Children, Scholastic Press on January 12, 2017
Genres: Beginning Reader, Childrens, Friendship, Picture Book
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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5 Stars





{Synopsis} – Generous Mr. Panda is giving away presents to all his animal friends, including a mouse, an octopus, an elephant, and a lemur, but they aren’t being very grateful about the gifts they receive. It may be because the presents aren’t quite right. Mouse receives a sweater that’s too big, and Octopus gets six colorful socks even though he has eight legs. Fortunately, thoughtful little Lemur knows that even if the present isn’t perfect, it’s the thought that counts most of all.

Just as Mr. Panda introduced good manners in Please, Mr. Panda and the importance of being patient in I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda, Thank You, Mr. Panda is a graphic, kid-friendly way of teaching little ones the importance of saying “thank you” and recognizing that it’s the thought that counts most of all behind every gift.

{My thoughts} – This book has simple non distracting illustrations. They help to nicely portray the meaning of the words shared on each page. They help the reader to better understand the lesson within the pages. It is written well and to the point. It helps little children to understand that sometimes you get gifts that you might not want or have any use for, but the fact you got something is what really matters. What really matters is that someone had went out of their way to get that special gift for them and that they should appreciate it and be thankful for it. It is a timeless lesson that many children in todays society need to learn and should learn at a young age. I think this book could be beneficial to many bookshelves as it is a good lesson and one I look forward to sharing with my one year old when she is old enough to understand it.