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Amanda Panda and the Bigger, Better Birthday

Amanda Panda Bigger Better Birthday

By Candice Ransom
Illustrated by Christine Grove
Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN-10: 1524768197
ISBN-13: 978-1524768195

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.


“A sweet celebration of friendship and the drama of kindergarten.”

“Text and illustrations work harmoniously to capture the feelings of disappointment when faced with the sticky situation of having a birthday party on the same day as a classmate, and all the worries that come with it.”


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