Kid Corner – Review: I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

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I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda
by Steve Antony

Print Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (October 25, 2016)
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Sold by: Scholastic Trade Publisher
Language: English

Mr. Panda from Steve Antony’s bestselling, funny manners book Please, Mr. Panda is back!

This time, Mr. Panda’s black-and-white animal friends are curious what he’s making, but only one has the patience to stick around. An alpaca, an aardvark, rabbits, and a bird all wind up missing out. It’s the penguin who declares, “I’ll wait, Mr. Panda.” The penguin is rewarded with a big SURPRISE: a giant doughnut!

I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda is a graphic, kid-friendly way of teaching the value of patience and the importance of saying “thank you.”


When the book fair came to my sons school. I let him pick out any one book and I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda was his pick. He loves this Panda book. We read it several times a week, which is great. That’s what you want when you get a book. One you will enjoy over and over again.

I like this Panda book; because it’s all about teaching patience and politeness. The Panda expects patience, but is often disappointed; yet in the end he is generous to the patient penguin. The Panda does seem gruff, but I still feel this is a nice story to read to young kids (preschool/kindergartners) and the illustrations are cute.

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Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
June 8, 2018 1:37 pm

Great review angela! Sounds cute,love the cover! Shared on all my socials!!

Debbie Haupt - The Reading Frenzy
Debbie Haupt - The Reading Frenzy
June 8, 2018 12:57 pm

Great review Angela I love reading the kiddy reviews even though there’s no kids in my life

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
June 8, 2018 5:23 am

This looks cute. I loved when my kids and now the Royals find books they love but that also offer teachable moment.

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