Steve Antony's first tale about the irreverent Mr Panda in his pursuit for proper manners is fast becoming a modern classic.
Learn to say 'please' with the grumpiest of pandas! The bestselling picture book, now available as a cased board book for the youngest of readers.
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 Panda will give any out!
'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun
'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times
Steve Antony has won the Oscar's First Book Price for The Queen's Hat. Please Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm, selling over 300,000 copies since it was first published.
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.
The Queen's Hat highlighted Antony as a hot new talent, and this, his third book, will win him more fans. A witty look at manners. — Bookseller
Households with toddlers may find a new family catchphrase. Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings. — Kirkus
Smart design decisions by Antony distinguish his visual storytelling. — Publishers Weekly
A simple morality tale... does the job beautifully. — The Times (Children's Book of the Week)
Steve Antony is one to keep an eye on. — picturebooksblogger
Remember to say "please"and "thank you" if you want a sweet treat from this bear! — Buzzfeed
Households with toddlers may find a new family catchphrase...Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings — Kirkus Reviews
Very sophisticated — Montreal Gazette
A simple, funny lesson in manners — Books For Keeps
A beautifully designed and illustrated picture book of unparalleled deliciousness — WRD About Books
A simple, funny lesson in manners...The book has a Jon Klassen appeal to it, with its repeated text, restricted colour palate. minimalist backgrounds and the way that sometimes only tiny changes to the artwork - a raised eyebrow on the whale for instance - are used to convey different emotions — Books For Keeps
uses monochrome to splendid effect, not just for the quite justifiably grumpy Mr Panda, but for all the animals he meets and to whom he offers his delicious, brightly-coloured tray of doughnuts. Each of them is refused and clever young children will soon guess the reason why — The School Librarian
Will spark discussion and deserves multiple readings. I love Mr Panda's expressions and have felt that way myself before when people aren't polite. Your best buy BEFORE Christmas especially for little ones yelling I WANT! — South Wales Evening Post (Swansea)
For the grandchildren Please Mr Panda by Steve Antony has been the number one — Books For Keeps
With bold illustrations and spare prose that keep the mood light and playful, Antony offers a delightful primer on manners your children will ask for again and again — Barnes & Noble