Reviews for Panda's Valentine's Day

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
Young Panda wants to present the perfect Valentine's Day card to his mother. Though his homemade card is clumsily crafted ("I tried to make it pretty and fun like you, but it just kept falling apart"), Panda learns, with the help of Mama, that his thoughtful words and acts are what counts. The text and illustrations are bland but heartfelt. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Publishers Weekly Reviews 2010 December #2

In Panda's fourth adventure, when Panda and Mama make valentines for each other, Panda's card doesn't turn out the way he wants: "It wasn't pretty like his mama. It wasn't fun like his mama." Boyd tenderly personifies Panda's frustration: dressed in a green striped sweater, he peers at his lopsided cutout heart with dismay and glares at the wastebasket full of valentine scraps. But Mama's assurance relieves Panda's self-doubt and should leave readers with a simple, cozy affirmation. Ages 3-5. (Jan.)

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