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Book Review and Giveaway: Dinner at the Panda Palace. Ends Sept 17th

Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Guess who’s coming to dinner!

Join one hungry elephant, two carsick lions, three pigs running from a wolf and dozens of other playful yet famished animals as they swing, bounce into the Panda Palace for a hearty meal.

My Review: What a great and fun way to teach children how to count from 1 – 10 with different animals visiting thePandaPalace. Also teaches and show different type of animals in the animal kingdoms. The rhymes are so adorable that children would ask for the book to be read over and over again.  A must have for your children’s library. Great illustrations by Nadine Westcott bring the story rhymes to life. The message in this book is no matter what there is always room for one more.

Ages: 3 -8

Pages: 48

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY – 1 signed copy given to 1 winner.

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Mandatory Entry: Please click link below and read the author’s interview and leave a comment there.

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September 2, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I would love to share this book with a preschool or kindergarten classroom! It is such a fun and creative way to teach counting. I bet it is effective and memorable for kids.

    Comment by Cassandra | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  2. Love books that teach while thoroughly entertaining children. The book looks so very bright and colorful as well. Thanks for featuring it here.\
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  3. I would love to give this to my cousin…her little girl is just learning. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

    Comment by krystallarson | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  4. Thanks for reviewing so many awesome books. I’ve been replacing some of the older worn out books with titles I found here and my granddaughter loves finding a new one on “her” shelf when she visits. We often visit the library together and I’m able to find your recommendations to enjoy.

    Comment by Lisa Richards | September 2, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks Lisa

      Comment by mymcbooks | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  5. This looks really cute. My little one is currently going through a counting phase (he especially loves counting produce as we put it into the shopping cart). This would be great!

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    Comment by domestic diva | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  6. Looks like an adorable counting book! Would love to give this to my new nephew to help him learn his 1,2 3’s along with the cute rhymes and colorful pictures!

    Comment by lisa | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  7. I agreed with the author in that you should surround your child with a wide variety of books and then watch them to see what they relate to. I have 5 kids and they all seem to be different in the types of books they prefer!!

    Comment by Julie Witt | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  8. My grandson loves to read books with me where there are rhymes. I know that he would also love the counting of the animals and the pictures of the various animals as they go to eat at the Panda Palace.

    Comment by Christine W | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  9. My children love counting books and the fact that it has animals and food too, makes it a must read! 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  10. I love how you got the idea for this book. I’m curious to find out what comes after a table for two in this book. Tea for three?

    Comment by Renee G | September 3, 2011 | Reply

  11. Counting and animals – two of our favorite book subjects! My son is still doing pretend toddler counting (bive! two! eight!) so we need to work on this.

    Comment by Susie Chadwick | September 5, 2011 | Reply

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  13. Any animal book is already a great book. The cover looks cute and learning to count while reading, even better!

    Comment by Larissa | September 11, 2011 | Reply

  14. I left a comment on the author’s interview.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | September 17, 2011 | Reply

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