"I loved Please, Mr. Panda, so I was super excited to see that Steve Anthony had written another character lesson book using Mr. Panda. In this story, Mr. Panda is mixing something up in a bowl. Various animals come along asking what he is making. He tells them they have to wait. It's a surprise. The only animal patient enough to wait is a small penguin, but he's in for a big treat at the end. It turns out Panda is making a giant donut.
This book is cute. The text is simple. The illustrations are sweet (although not as fun as Please, Mr. Panda because there aren't as many donuts). The moral is simple - if you are patient, you will be rewarded. It's an easy enough concept for kids to grasp, and it's written in a fun and engaging way. The page with the bunny features a bunch of little bunny butts disappearing into holes while they're all saying, "Good-bye." I know this page would have been the highlight when my son was younger. This book is perfect for ages 2-5.
[...]" Kate Unger said.
"The black and white graphics are cute in this book. Mr. Panda is cooking up something, but none of the animals are willing to wait except a little penguin.
This book teaches that good things often come to those who wait. Little Penguin gets a BIG treat from Mr. Panda for his patience. He is bowled over with joy!
This would be a great conversation starter about what we need patience for: to learn to ride a bike, to study and work hard to get good grades, to save up for something worthwhile, to grow a garden or vegetables, to learn something new, to play an instrument, to speak a foreign language etc.
It would be fun to write a class story on what each pupil is using their patience and waiting for. And then they can draw a picture of it. This would be a good book for preschool through first grade. You could do an art project of a panda or a peguin, or a black and white collage." L. M. Keefer said.