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Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten

Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten

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

ISBN-10: 0399554556
ISBN-13: 978-0399554551

Amanda Panda has BIG ideas for her first day of school. But when things don’t go according to plan, and when a pesky girl in a pink bow decides to be her best friend, she walks out on kindergarten and joins her brother in second grade. It takes an unlikely partner to fix Amanda’s terrible day—and to teach her about friendship, tolerance, and how to cope with life’s ups and downs. 

Amanda Panda perfectly captures the spirit, motivations, and humor of a headstrong five-year-old girl—and will be sure to sooth back-to-school jitters.


“Filled with droll humor that begs to be read aloud, this is an excellent back-to-school purchase and a great fit for storytime.”

“Empathy and kindness are just as important as ABCs and 123s, and Amanda gives readers a good lesson.”

“A sweet story about the power of kindness and getting past first impressions.”

“Bright, fresh illustrations fill the pages of this adorable book about disappointment, friendship, and kindness.”

“This wryly amusing picture book offers a fresh take on an old theme.”


How was Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten created?

Not the usual way!  Check out this short presentation, “How Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten Came to Be.”


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