Author(s): Steve Antony
This board book combines stunning art, an unforgettable panda and a hilarious lesson in good manners and patience.
Steve Antony's Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm and has sold over 300,000 copies to date.
Mr Panda is making a surprise. What is it?
The animals must wait and see.
But waiting is BORING.
Only one little penguin has the patience and politeness to stick around. Will he be rewarded?
"...there's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town." THE TIMES
This hundred-word story reflects the impatience that every child experiences and teaches the valuable lesson of waiting in a gentle and funny way. Already a classic * Inis * Steve Antony is a huge hit with parents because his books all stress the virtues of behaving well. But the engaging illustrations and zappy prose ensure that children never suspect they are being preached to * The Daily Telegraph * Steve Antony is a huge hit with parents, because his books all stress the virtues of behaving well. But the engaging illustrations and zappy prose ensure that children never suspect they are being preached to.... simple yet skilful -- 27/11/2016 * Telegraph.co.uk * Antony's picture books stress the virtues of behaving well. But the engaging illustrations and zappy prose ensure that children never suspect they are being preached to. * Telegraph.co.uk * Sure to be a firm favourite with any panda/penguin/doughnut fan! * School Librarian * A very simple tale told with minimal text, the beauty of this picture book ... is in its illustrations, and in particular the world-weary look in the eyes of the pernickety panda * Evening Echo (Cork) * a very simple tale told with minimal text, the beauty of this picture book -- released in paperback yesterday -- is its illustrations * The List * The picture book formula at its magic best ... Antony succeeds without gimmicks: the very young child will be gripped by his cosy drawings and the cliffhanger: will the penguin's patience be rewarded? ... Even the most impatient children will wish to return to Antony's sparse, expressive prose * The Daily Telegraoh * Lively good humour * Kirkus * The use of space ... is masterly, and the various characters each bring their own personalities to the page ... Sure to be a firm favourite with any panda/penguin/doughnut fan! * School Librarian * This deliciously droll Panda and his gigantic doughnut will have you shouting for seconds * WRD ABOUT BOOKS - Spring 2016 * A tribute to the virtues of patience from the award winning Steve Antony * Daily Express * This gorgeous picture book perfectly encapsulates that inability to just 'wait'. ...A great story for starting discussions on manners - and perhaps children can be persuaded to test how long they are prepared to wait for a small treat!' -- Alison Brown * Reading Zone * Wonderfully told and superbly illustrated * Parents In Touch * A humorous and stunningly illustrated lesson in good manners and perseverance. Perfect for pre schoolers! * picture books blogger *
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.