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Wash Your Hands, Mr Panda

Written by Steve Antony

Illustrated by Steve Antony

Part of the Mr Panda Series

Early Years Stories about Animals Humorous

LoveReading View on Wash Your Hands, Mr Panda

Another delicious helping of etiquette rules delivered by the delightful Mr Panda

Lovely, lugubrious Mr Panda is back, loaded up with doughnuts and ready to dispense advice on the best ways to behave. He’s already addressed politeness and good manners, in this story he has one question for the animals queuing up for a delicious doughnut, ‘Have you washed your hands?’ Not one of them has, though Lemur’s tail is clean, and Hippo’s bottom. After Mr Panda has explained why it’s important to have clean hands too, everyone gets together for a marvellous rub-a-dub-dub, soap bubbles sparkling everywhere and there’s one final joke before they get their sticky treats. As ever, the story is beautifully simple, yet will stand repeated readings. Mr Panda cuts a wonderfully bulky figure against a sea-green background and every page is a visual delight.

Andrea Reece

Wash Your Hands, Mr Panda Synopsis

Soap? . . . Check. Water? . . . Check. Towel? . . . Check. Are you ready to wash your hands, Mr Panda?

Join Mr Panda and friends as they learn all about hand washing, sneeze catching and other good hygiene practices. With a lightness of tone and a gentle humour throughout, this new book in the ever-popular MR PANDA series is perfect for helping little ones to stay safe in a Coronavirus/Covid 19 world. A must-have for all bookshelves.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444948271
Publication date: 11th November 2021
Author: Steve Antony
Illustrator: Steve Antony
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Animals, Body / Health, Humorous

About Steve Antony

Steve Antony is a highly talented and versatile author-illustrator. He has had a passion for storytelling from an early age, but it was the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge that really enabled him to channel this passion. Since embarking on the MA course, he has enjoyed creating picture books on a range of subjects from the Queen's hat to a war between rectangles and lizards! He aims to create picture books that are slightly 'off the wall', books that children will laugh at and adults will tweet about, but most of all, books that he enjoys.

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