Dinner at the Panda Palace

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Turtleback Books, Jan 6, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"As Mr. Panda graciously greets guests arriving at his restaurant, he also invites readers to enjoy a rollicking counting rhyme. A peanut-selling elephant, two carsick lions, and on through assorted critters until ten chickens bring the seating to capacity. Funny quatrains are reinforced with hilarious illustrations".--School Library Journal. Featured on PBS's Storytime. Full color.

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User Review  - amarcu4 - LibraryThing

I love "The Panda Palace!" The illustrations are beautiful, each page is very detailed with pictures and easy to read, educational text "the hyenas walked in and laughed right out loud. They never had ... Read full review

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User Review  - bigkristin - LibraryThing

In my opinion this book is perfect for ESOL or English Language Learners. The illustrations help the reader understand what is going on without actually reading the book. This is a book you could read ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Stephanie Calmenson, a former early childhood teacher, children's book editor, and Editorial Director of Parents Magazine's Read-Aloud Book Club, is the award-winning author of over 100 children's books. Her work has been called "marvelous" (Publishers Weekly), "lyrical" (School Library Journal), "hilarious" (School Library Journal), "sweet, funny, and right on the mark" (Booklist) and includes such favorite books as Dinner at The Panda Palace, A PBS Storytime Book; The Principal's New Clothes and The Frog Principal (winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal); Late for School!; and Ollie's School Day (a Children's Book-of-The- Month-Club selection). About dogs, she has written May I Pet Your Dog? The How-to Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids), (a Horn Book Fanfare Book and ALA Children's Video Award Winner); Rosie a Visiting Dog's Story (featured in The New York Times) and, with long-time collaborator Joanna Cole (Creator of The Magic School Bus series) the Ready, Set, Dogs! series, starting with No Dogs Allowed!, Teacher's Pets and Hot Diggity Dogs!

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.

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