A Perfect Time for Pandas by Mary Pope Osborne. A Magic Tree House Book.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 2012
List Price: $12.99
Review: Are you the type of person who likes adventure, tenderness, and enjoys animals? Well, then A Perfect Time for Pandas is just for you. This book is by Mary Pope Osborne, and is number 48 in the Magic Tree House series. Imagine going to a bamboo forest in China with endangered animals and all of a sudden the Earth begins trembling and you find in order to search for the strayed animals. Will Jack and Annie find them and the last clue to save Penny?
Is there a puzzle you need to solve, but can't? Well that's what Jack and Annie are faced to do. It's like a stubborn child not wanting to do something. They travel to China and have to find something that is healthy, grainy, good, baked with love, tough as wood, round in shape, the color of sand, and given to those who have lost their land. Okay so they're in China and don't know how to figure out the riddle so they head to the Wolong National Reserve where there is an Earthquake that is destructive and trembling. The reserve can't find some pandas; will Jack and Annie find the lost pandas and still have time to figure out the clue?
A Perfect Time for Pandas is a wonderful book for early chapter book readers. The setting is intriguing as they go to a bamboo forest that is home to endangered species. It's easy to get caught up ion the excitement. The characters also add to the overall story. One character that I found interesting is Bing-Bing. Bing-Bing is a panda that makes Jack feel like the panda is completely full of wisdom and in the end renders him speechless; not even words can explain what he feels. The overall moral of this story is also an important idea that needs to be expressed. It is that we humans need to speak up for the animals so we can protect them and defend them because they can't do it for themselves. This story would be appreciated, adored, and loved by younger kids like kids in elementary school. I yearned to continue reading to find out what would happen next, like will they find the missing pandas and have sufficient time to figure out the clue? A Perfect Time for Pandas is a great book for readers of all ages.
Review written by Omar (6th grade student).
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