Kids, Let’s Read – Please Mr Panda 7

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As a child, did your parents every remind you of your manners by asking “What’s the magic word”?

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.

In Please Mr Panda, Steve Anthony delivers a witty and stylish lesson that manners will get you EVERYTHING. Even a whole tray of doughnuts.

Panda has a tray of doughnuts. Animal after animal tells him the one they want, but it’s only when Lemur says ‘please’ politely that the grumpy Mr Panda will give any out! Lemur knows “the magic word”.

From the creator of The Queen’s Hat comes a brand new character and a hilarious tale about manners!

Please Mr Panda by Steve Anthony, published by Hachette Australia, available for purchase at  Dymocks


Karen O'Brien-Hall

I've had many careers in my life and loved each one! My new career blossomed when I retired and become an OAP. I am passionate about childhood literacy, books in general and my garden. I love Ballet, Opera, Concerts, Theatre, (both professional and community) and Movies. I tend to have opinions on most things and enjoy a good debate about the topic, not the person. In my thirties, I married my GOM (Gorgeous or Grumpy Old Man) the love of my life.

  1. Before leaving the house I always asked my kids if they had please & thank you in their pocket. My son would pat his pocket and say ‘yes mum’. Lol

  2. I used to do Family Day Care in my home, I remember one child wanting something & when I said what’s the magic word she said now I want it now lol

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