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Penguin: Young Readers Group Spring 2019

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The Panda Problem
By (author): Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Hannah Marks
9780735228504 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears Apr 02, 2019
$23.99 CAD
Active 9.31 x 11.44 x 0.45 in | 1.14 lb 48 pages FULL-COLOR ILLUST Dial Books for Young Readers Dial Books
The critically adored, New York Times bestselling Deborah Underwood delights with a hilariously meta celebration of storytelling out of control.

Every story needs a problem.

But Panda doesn’t have a problem.

Unless…Panda is the problem.

The New York Times bestselling author of Here Comes the Easter Cat and The Quiet Book loses control of the narrative in the funniest, most exuberant, most kid-delighting way in this adventurous ode to what makes a story—and what makes a story great.

“Highly entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny.”—Kirkus

“Supremely silly.”—Publishers Weekly

“Excellent…Cute, cute book.”—School Library Connection

“Entertaining…humorous.”BCCB

“Kid-friendly…visually appealing…cheeky…adorable.”—The Horn Book

“Hilarious, inventive…A joyful read aloud.” —SLJ, The Classroom Bookshelf

More than meta: The Panda Problem pulls back the curtain to give kids a look at what actually makes a story work, all while making them laugh so hard, it might actually become a problem.

Inspires and empowers: Panda makes kids want to engage in random acts of silly storytelling all their own, and shows them they can.

The beloved Deborah Underwood: Deborah has garnered starred reviews, spots on state lists, and the admiration of teachers, librarians, booksellers, parents, and kids across the country.

Rise of the mischief-makers: From Grover in The Monster at the End of This Book to the eponymous Snappsy the Alligator, Panda joins a long, successful legacy of characters who not only break down the fourth wall but chew it up and spit it out and use the bits to build a boat to Antarctica.

Exciting debut artist: Hannah Marks is new and notable with a talent for melding sweetness and mischief into total hilarity. Definitely an artist to watch.

Scene-stealing aliens: Come for the brilliant storytellling; stay for the adorably fluffy aliens.

Deborah Underwood has worked as a street musician and at an accounting firm but for years has been a full-time writer who occasionally plays the ukulele. She is the author of several picture books, including New York Times bestsellers

The Quiet Book and Here Comes the Easter Cat, as well as Monster & Mouse Go Camping, Interstellar Cinderella, and Bad Bye Good Bye.

Author Residence: San Francisco, CA

Author Hometown: Walla Walla, WA

Hannah Marks is a self-taught illustrator and designer, who often gets her best ideas after eating cake. She lives in England with her husband, three children, a bonkers cat, two gerbils, and a teeny-tiny Roborovski hamster.​​​​​​​ The Panda Problem is her U.S. picture book debut. Find her on Twitter @Hannah_Marks, on Instagram at hannahmarks_, and on Pinterest at hannahemarks.

Illustrator Residence: Hertfordshire, England (outside London)

Marketing: Online and social media promotion

Blogger outreach

Feature at all School & Library conferences



Author Website: www.deborahunderwoodbooks.com

Author Social Media: Twitter: @underwoodwriter; Facebook: www.facebook.com/DeborahUnderwoodAuthor

An Indie Next List Selection

"Master of meta Underwood's witty narrative and Marks' cute, colored-pencil illustrations come together to create a comical struggle for control between a narrator and their rebellious creation. Highly entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny." —Kirkus

"Being a narrator should be straightforward . . . But what happens when the protagonist refuses to play along? . . . Readers will gleefully embrace the anarchy that Underwood’s supremely silly repartee has unleashed." —Publishers Weekly

“Excellent . . . [a] cute, cute book.” —School Library Connection

"Kid-friendly . . . visually appealing . . . cheeky . . . adorable . . . Underwood’s latest meta tale creatively explains storytelling fundamentals, slyly defining plot, setting, and characters as the panda upends the norms. Now, thanks to the panda’s shenanigans, readers will be 'story experts,' too." —The Horn Book

“This read-aloud thrives on its quirky self-awareness, and it’s an entertaining introduction to humorous meta-textuality for young kids. . . . Listeners who take to this may want to check out Underwood’s series starring Cat, starting with Here Comes the Easter Cat. —BCCB

"A hilarious, inventive, laughter-inducing meta tale. . . . A joyful read aloud." —School Library Journal, The Classroom Bookshelf blog

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