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Bamboo for Me, Bamboo for You!
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About The Book
Panda twins Miranda and Amanda love bamboo so much it’s the only treat they want to eat! But in between bamboo breakfast, bamboo lunch, and bamboo dinner, the sisters play hide and seek; watch the other silly zoo animals; argue and make up; and compete for their mother's love, before they turn in for the night—dreaming, of course, of bamboo!
About The Illustrator
Purificación Hernández has been drawing since she was a young child. She attended the University of Barcelona, Spain, and received a degree in fine arts, specializing in engraving. But she returned to illustration, drawing for advertising, newspapers, magazines and, of course, children’s books. Today she still makes her home in Barcelona.
- Publisher: Aladdin (November 7, 2017)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481450645
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® AD250L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
Bamboo belongs on any list of fun words to say, so why not build a book around it? Manushkin’s rhyming, all-dialogue story introduces twins Amanda and Miranda, roly-poly pandas who are always ready to eat bamboo with their wise mother: “ ‘It’s time for lunch.’ ‘What shall we do?’ ‘How about some sweet bamboo?’ ” Indeed, when informed by Mama that other zoo animals prefer, say, apples or meat, the twins are downright disdainful: “ ‘Ew! Ew!’ ‘Pewwww!’ ‘We would rather chew bamboo.’ ” In between meals, the twins squabble (“ ‘You made me fall!’ ‘Not true! Not true!’ ”) but the rift never lasts for long—they’re sisters, after all, and they’ll always have bamboo. Newcomer Hernández successfully keeps all of the “oo”-accented whimsy from descending into tweeness in subtly textured digital illustrations, rendered in primary colors. Her flattened perspectives and naive characterizations seem to nod to Chinese folk art, and colorful dialogue balloons add a dash of comics-style immediacy. A rowdy celebration of family and food.
– Publishers Weekly, September 18, 2017
A good storytime read-aloud; preschoolers will enjoy the twins’ adventures through multiple readings.
– School Library Journal
Sweet and satisfying.
– Kirkus Reviews
Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
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