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Dinner at the Panda Palace

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ISBN13: 9780064434089
ISBN10: 0064434087
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Publisher Comments:

"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.

Synopsis:

Guess who's coming to dinner!

Join one hungry elephant, two carsick lions, three pigs running from a wolf, and dozens of other playful yet famished animals as they swing, bound, and bounce into the Panda Palace for a hearty meal.

About the Author

Stephanie Calmenson grew up in Brooklyn, New York, never imagining she would someday become a writer. She began her professional life as an early childhood teacher where she says she had the pleasure of reading to children and discovering which books captivate them. When budget cuts left her looking for work, she became a children's book editor and had the pleasure of seeing how a book is made. Planning to go back to teaching, she enrolled in a Master's Program in Education at New York University where she took a course called, "Writing for Children." Her very first story was published in a children's magazine. She was off and writing!

Though she now spends her days at home in front of a computer instead of in a classroom, Stephanie still considers herself a teacher, speaking to children through her books. Before beginning a book, she always asks herself the same question: What will this book give to a child? Will it be a love of language? A feeling of being valued? A trip to a new place? An introduction to numbers or letters? A belly laugh to ease a difficult growing-up day? When she is satisfied with the answer, she begins to write.

Her next task is to be sure her book will bring joy in the reading. Humor is her best ally. Check out books like, Dinner at the Panda Palace, The Principal's New Clothes, The Frog Principal, The Teeny Tiny Teacher,for a sampling. Even Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story,has a healthy dose of humor thanks to the book's irresistible shaggy star.

Stephanie Calmenson divides her time between New York City and Long Island. She loves children, language and laughter and her work brings together all three in books that have been described as "marvelous" (Publishers Weekly), "lyrical" (School Library Journal), "sweet, funny, and right on the mark" (Booklist).

For more information about the author, visit StephanieCalmenson.com!

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RaiderAngel9, October 17, 2007 (view all comments by RaiderAngel9)
We have had this book in our house for 14 years and all 3 of my kids still love it! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good bedtime story for their little ones!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064434089
Author:
Westcott, Nadia B.
Author:
Westcott, Nadine Bernard
Illustrator:
Westcott, Nadia B.
Author:
Potter, David M.
Author:
by Stephanie Calmenson and Nadine Bernard Westcott
Author:
Wittgenstein, Ludwig
Author:
Westcott, Nadine Bernard
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Concepts - Counting
Subject:
Concepts - Counting & Numbers
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
digest no. 1994/193
Publication Date:
19950106
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.0751 in 4.48 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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Guess who's coming to dinner!

Join one hungry elephant, two carsick lions, three pigs running from a wolf, and dozens of other playful yet famished animals as they swing, bound, and bounce into the Panda Palace for a hearty meal.

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