By Candice Ransom
Illustrated by Christine Grove
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
In the hilarious follow-up to Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten, strong, sassy, and funny Amanda Panda is having a birthday crisis! Amanda Panda’s birthday is tomorrow. She’ll be the first kid in her class to turn six! But when she gets to the bus stop, her best friend/worst enemy Bitsy announces that today is her birthday! And her party is planned for Saturday, the same day as Amanda’s!
Reminiscent of the strength and charm of Russell and Lillian Hoban’s Frances the Badger, Lilly of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, and Peggy Rathmann’s Ruby the Copycat, veteran children’s author Candice Ransom has perfectly captured the spirit, motivations, and voice of a headstrong five-(almost-six)-year-old girl.