Official Review: Rhonda the Panda by Hope Franklin

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Re: Official Review: Rhonda the Panda by Hope Franklin

Post by Bianka Walter » 02 Aug 2018, 15:36

Miriam Molina wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 15:26
Bianka Walter wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 12:09
That's so true, they are naturally lethargic. It's maybe like you say - everyone loves pandas, they are the cutest!
That sneezing panda on YouTube is my favourite video ever. (I'm sure you've seen it, but if you haven't - Google sneezing panda)
Thanks for sharing the video; it's my first time to see it. Wish it was longer, though. It's amazing that that little thing could make such noise and startle its momma. :lol2:

I also discovered that caring for a panda is five times more expensive than caring for an elephant!
Well then, that settles it.
We are all getting elephants.
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Post by Bianka Walter » 02 Aug 2018, 15:39

Cecilia_L wrote:
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It's a shame the story lacks direction since the illustrations are lovely. Thanks for your honest review.
They really are lovely :)
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 02 Aug 2018, 23:39

That's the book has colorful illustrations which lure children to read this book. But definitely the plot is main thing which should have been focused. Thanks four your honest review.
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Post by Kibetious » 03 Aug 2018, 00:44

This is a very nice and critical review. Teaching that children playing is also fun and important is paramount in today's world where most kids spend time in front of screens playing games or watching. I do not have a definite view on why the author repeated the word 'many' severally. Maybe it was meant to be so or other words could have appeared complicated.
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Post by OloladeO » 03 Aug 2018, 08:54

Sad to hear about the shortcomings of the book I hope they get fixed. Thanks for the honest review.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 03 Aug 2018, 09:20

Poor Cato. I feel bad for him that his sister didn't want to play until their cousin came along. That's not a good inclusion for a children's book. The author should have promoted the idea that playing with one's siblings is enjoyable.

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Post by AmySmiles » 03 Aug 2018, 10:08

Too bad about the storyline, but I bet kids will love the pictures.
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Post by Bianka Walter » 03 Aug 2018, 10:09

Sarah Tariq wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 23:39
That's the book has colorful illustrations which lure children to read this book. But definitely the plot is main thing which should have been focused. Thanks four your honest review.
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Post by Bianka Walter » 03 Aug 2018, 10:10

Kibetious wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 00:44
This is a very nice and critical review. Teaching that children playing is also fun and important is paramount in today's world where most kids spend time in front of screens playing games or watching. I do not have a definite view on why the author repeated the word 'many' severally. Maybe it was meant to be so or other words could have appeared complicated.
You are right, with so many electronics these days, playing outside is a great idea!
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Post by Bianka Walter » 03 Aug 2018, 10:10

christabel88 wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 08:54
Sad to hear about the shortcomings of the book I hope they get fixed. Thanks for the honest review.
I hope they do too! Thanks for the comment :)
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Post by Bianka Walter » 03 Aug 2018, 10:12

kfwilson6 wrote:
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Poor Cato. I feel bad for him that his sister didn't want to play until their cousin came along. That's not a good inclusion for a children's book. The author should have promoted the idea that playing with one's siblings is enjoyable.
Absolutely! Especially when siblings have a natural rivalry between them, this type of message doesn't quite help.
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Post by Bianka Walter » 03 Aug 2018, 10:13

AmySmiles wrote:
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Too bad about the storyline, but I bet kids will love the pictures.
If I loved the pictures, I'm sure kids will too :)
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Post by Britty01 » 04 Aug 2018, 17:35

Miriam Molina wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 15:26
Bianka Walter wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 12:09
That's so true, they are naturally lethargic. It's maybe like you say - everyone loves pandas, they are the cutest!
That sneezing panda on YouTube is my favourite video ever. (I'm sure you've seen it, but if you haven't - Google sneezing panda)
Thanks for sharing the video; it's my first time to see it. Wish it was longer, though. It's amazing that that little thing could make such noise and startle its momma. :lol2:

I also discovered that caring for a panda is five times more expensive than caring for an elephant!
LOL. I looked up the Sneezing panda, there was mama and baby panda and I was wondering who is going to sneeze. I must have had the volume turned up, it took me by surprise when the baby panda did sneeze. I shall resist the urge to look at more videos.

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Post by Eryn Bradshaw » 05 Aug 2018, 03:25

It sounds like this would be a great book for kids to flip through with the illustrations. Unfortunately the plot holes would make it frustrating for a parent who might have to read the same book over and over to the child. Great review, Bianka!
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Post by Bianka Walter » 06 Aug 2018, 15:02

Britty01 wrote:
04 Aug 2018, 17:35
Miriam Molina wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 15:26
Bianka Walter wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 12:09
That's so true, they are naturally lethargic. It's maybe like you say - everyone loves pandas, they are the cutest!
That sneezing panda on YouTube is my favourite video ever. (I'm sure you've seen it, but if you haven't - Google sneezing panda)
Thanks for sharing the video; it's my first time to see it. Wish it was longer, though. It's amazing that that little thing could make such noise and startle its momma. :lol2:

I also discovered that caring for a panda is five times more expensive than caring for an elephant!
LOL. I looked up the Sneezing panda, there was mama and baby panda and I was wondering who is going to sneeze. I must have had the volume turned up, it took me by surprise when the baby panda did sneeze. I shall resist the urge to look at more videos.
I'll be sure not to share any other videos :)
But, I mean, come on. A sneezing baby panda. It really does win the internet.
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