Stephanie Calmenson, Children's Book Author
Dinner at the Panda Palace
ASIN: 0064434087
ISBN: 9780060210106

Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
This rollicking, rhyming PBS StoryTime favorite is a counting book, an animal identification book, and a book with lots of food and fun! But most important, each child will come away knowing that, "...there will always be room at the Palace for you."

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About the Book


“…bouncy, rhyming verse and an innovative cast of characters give this counting book zip … Only after many rereadings will little ones get their fill.” – Publishers Weekly

…a rollicking, counting rhyme…Perfect company for Hogrogian’s Always Room for One More and De Regniers’s May I Bring a Friend.” – School Library Journal

“This sprightly story in rhyme incorporates a counting lesson…The theme of hospitality closes the story on a warm, satisfying note.” – Booklist

“Everyone happily feasts on Dinner at the Panda Palace.” – The Horn Book


A Weekly Reader Book Club Main Selection;
Harper Trophy Paperback;
Harper Trophy “Tell Me a Story” book-and-cassette package;
Scholastic Book Clubs: book, big book, book-and-cassette selection;
Scott Foresman Big Book;
Atlas Editions; PBS Storytime.


Teaching Guides

Read Out Loud Videos

KidLit TV "Read Out Loud" Video
PBS Storytime Reading
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