A party for a Party!


You’re all invited to XANDER’S PANDA PARTY! (Official publication date Sept. 3, 2013.) I can’t wait for folks to read it because of the WONDERFUL illustrations by Matt Phelan.

The fun begins with the book trailer, thanks to the folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

MORE FUN: Lovely reviews for the book!

*“Phelan takes Park’s jaunty story about a panda with a complicated social life and develops it still further. . . . There’s food for thought throughout.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

*“The upbeat, mostly rhyming text provides a surprising amount of information about animal families and species without tripping up the pace. . . . Perfect for young animal lovers and a great read-aloud for storytime.”
—School Library Journal, starred review

*“Liberal use of internal rhyme. . . makes Park’s text sing as it relates how Xander tackles each new challenge.” —The Horn Book Magazine, starred review



in Rochester, NY, Saturday, September 7
11:00am LAUNCH event!
Pittsford Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY

in Washington DC, Saturday, September 13
10:30am Reading and signing with Matt Phelan
Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC

in Brooklyn, NY, Saturday, October 19
11:00am Reading and signing with Matt Phelan
Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

in Philadelphia, PA, Sunday, October 20
1:00pm with Matt Phelan and David Wiesner,
reading & signing XANDER and David’s new book MR. WUFFLES (I know, right?!!)
Children’s Book World, 17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford, PA



First Grandchild, three weeks old. Aka “One Cal burrito to go, please”.

(You didn’t think I could possibly do a post without a grandbaby picture, did you!??)

Thanks to all for joining in the celebration!

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