Amy the Red Panda is writing the best story in the world

by Venable, Colleen A. F.,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E VEN
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  E VEN
Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC VENABLE
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books

An exuberant, hilarious guessing game about storytelling, creativity, friendship, and patience--with the most adorable animal menagerie you'll find anywhere!

Amy the Red Panda starts to tell her best friend Mervin the Sloth a story when--uh-oh--a rainstorm of letters pours down! When it stops, Amy reads a sentence in the sky: Amy the Red Panda is writing the best story in the world.

The BEST story in the WORLD That's a tall order. Especially when all of the other animals have their own opinions on what the story should be about. Big animals or small ones Acrobats A pirate bird flying the Seven Seas Oh, dear! Luckily, Mervin is there to give Amy just the right inspiration.

A companion to Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World, this funny-bone-tickling picture book brings back a cast of zany, irresistible animal friends and an inventive, playful format. Pitch-perfect, full of imagination, and just right for fans of Dragons Love Tacos, The Book with No Pictures, and The Monster at the End of This Book.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Constructed along the same lines as Venable's Mervin the Sloth Is about to Do the Best Thing in the World (2016), this metafictional episode matches a furry yarn-spinner with a rain of big letters that drop into sight to trumpet the titular announcement. Amy is eager to oblige, but hardly does she get past Once upon a time than she's overwhelmed with suggestions and corrections from animal friends. With so many choices to make, what's a red panda (or any writer, for that matter) to do? Chan places her simply drawn figures against a blank, spacious backdrop that soon becomes crowded with dialogue balloons. Amy falls into such a severe case of writer's block that even the floating letters all tumble to the floor, but, eventually, a simple story emerges one that will draw the wayward audience members back and leave them eager for more. Young would-be writers who are likewise stuck will come away with fresh resolve as well as a passel of potential story starters.--Peters, John Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Storytelling -- Fiction.
Red panda -- Fiction.
Pandas -- Fiction.
Sloths -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Chan, Ruth, 1980- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780062338488
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