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Please Mr Panda

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I never imagined in a million years that Mr. Panda would star in his very own series of books! I wrote Please, Mr. Pandaa year after being made redundant from a call centre. In fact, if I hadn’t been made redundant the Please, Mr. Pandaprobably wouldn’t exist. The book wasn’t even called Please, Mr. Pandato begin with. It was called Would You Like a Doughnut?

Please, Mr Panda | Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Please, Mr Panda | Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

Mr Panda and his friends are getting ready for bed. But some won't brush their teeth, others won't have a bath, and one won't even wear pyjamas! It's down to Mr Panda to show them how to do bedtime properly. until he is able to find one creature, a polite and enthusiastic lemur, whose good breeding is evident in the way he says "please." Please Mr Panda by Steve Antony is a lovely little story which also helps toddlers and preschool children learn the importance of manners. The illustrations are lovely too. I have two girls who are two and five. My eldest understands and generally has good manners but the youngest is still learning. This book has been great for helping her. The book doesn't actually explain why only the animal that says please gets doughnuts but my 5 year old realised this and each time we read it we explain to our toddler why the rude animals don't get any doughnuts. I think it's starting to help her understand. We've read it a few times now and if you ask her after reading each animal’s reply if they are going to get any doughnuts, she knows if they will or won’t.Learn to say ‘Please’ with Mr Panda in this charmingly funny story. In a sturdy board book, perfect for even the youngest readers. Mr Panda is making a delicioussurprise. What could it be? The animals must wait and see. One by one Mr Panda's friends get bored and give up. All except one little penguin... Will his patience be rewarded? Look, saying "please" and "thank you" are polite, and if the animals had encountered Mr. Panda and his box of doughnuts and said, "Give me one right now!", he might've been justified in refusing. But the fact that he offered, and then reneged on the offer when the response didn't meet his own unknowable threshold for politeness, just makes him look rude. (If this were a book for adults, I would suspect that might be the point. You know, an ironic statement about the people who demand etiquette but don't show much themselves. Sadly, I think this book is just a poorly conceived, preachy children's book.)

Please, Mr. Panda - Steve Antony - Google Books Please, Mr. Panda - Steve Antony - Google Books

Mr Panda has a tray of doughnuts. Patiently and politely, Mr Panda asks his friends if they would like one. Each animal says yes, but without the all-important 'please'! Is anyone worthy of Mr Panda's doughnuts? Total win. We must have reenacted this book for a solid half hour. Of course, I was never Panda, always the hapless animal who was crying because she couldn't have any doughnuts.

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