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My Panda Sweater

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A quirky kid donates her beloved panda sweater, and through this act of sacrifice gains a new friend. With whimsical, contemporary artwork, this story balances the topic of selflessness with humor and heart, while also offering an opportunity to talk about bullying, sharing and self-confidence.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published March 15th 2020 by Barefoot Books
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This one was a 3.5 for me, and I appreciated how understated the message is. Originally published in France, this brief picture book offers the perfect opening for conversations about sharing, bullying, wealth disparity, and maybe even homelessness. The illustrations rely on acrylics and collage to support the book's message quite well. A small child is particularly fond of her panda sweater and finds comfort in hiding inside its hoodie whenever her classmates make fun of her. The author doesn't ...more
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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MY PANDA SWEATER is a lovely book about the way that clothes can affect us. A young girl loves her panda sweater; it brings her good luck, and she wears it all the time. It makes her feel safe. However, eventually, she grows out of it, and her mother explains to her about how it is time to donate so that it can make someone else feel special. She then starts noticing what others wear and how those items might hold special meaning.

Kailey (Luminous Libro)
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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A little girl wears her lucky panda sweater everywhere all the time, but when it gets too small, she donates it to a charity shop. She thinks carefully about the stories behind our clothing and why we might love a particular clothing item. Maybe a friend gave us that scarf, or maybe a famous relative wore that jersey. One day she sees another girl wearing her old lucky panda sweater, and the two become friends.

I loved this book! It's so poignant and sweet. The writing style is really smooth and
Aftin Combs
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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My Panda Sweater is so sweet and perfect. My kids loved the book and wanted to know if I had any clothes with stories afterward. They also related intensely to the main character since they both have comfort items they are quite attached to. The ending was touching and the art wrapped everything up in a beautiful package.
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A young girl donates her beloved panda sweater and gains a new friend for this act of sacrifice. Originally published in France.
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