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The Panda Problem

Written by Deborah Underwood

The Panda Problem Synopsis

Every story needs a problem. But Panda doesn't have a problem. Unless . . . . Panda is the problem. The New York Times bestselling author of Here Comes the Easter Cat and The Quiet Book loses control of the narrative in the funniest, most exuberant, most kid-delighting way in this adventurous ode to what makes a story - and what makes a story great.

The Panda Problem Press Reviews

An Indie Next List Selection Master of meta Underwood's witty narrative and Marks' cute, colored-pencil illustrations come together to create a comical struggle for control between a narrator and their rebellious creation. Highly entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny. --Kirkus Being a narrator should be straightforward . . . But what happens when the protagonist refuses to play along? . . . Readers will gleefully embrace the anarchy that Underwood's supremely silly repartee has unleashed. --Publishers Weekly Excellent . . . [a] cute, cute book. --School Library Connection Kid-friendly . . . visually appealing . . . cheeky . . . adorable . . . Underwood's latest meta tale creatively explains storytelling fundamentals, slyly defining plot, setting, and characters as the panda upends the norms. Now, thanks to the panda's shenanigans, readers will be 'story experts, ' too. --The Horn Book This read-aloud thrives on its quirky self-awareness, and it's an entertaining introduction to humorous meta-textuality for young kids. . . . Listeners who take to this may want to check out Underwood's series starring Cat, starting with Here Comes the Easter Cat. --BCCB A hilarious, inventive, laughter-inducing meta tale. . . . A joyful read aloud. --School Library Journal, The Classroom Bookshelf blog

Book Information

ISBN: 9780735228504
Publication date: 22nd March 2019
Author: Deborah Underwood
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers,US an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages

About Deborah Underwood

Deborah Underwood is the author of Interstellar Cinderella and many other books for children, including the New York Times bestsellers Here Comes the Easter Cat, The Quiet Book, and The Loud Book. She lives in San Francisco.

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