Say Please! I'll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Anthony
"WHAT ARE YOU MAKING, MR. PANDA?"
"IT'S A SURPRISE!"
Panda is stirring up something intriguing in his big mixing bowl, but Alpaca has no patience with the wait for goodies. He's out of there. But his place is soon taken by Anteater, asking the same question.
"WAIT AND SEE!" SAYS PANDA.
But Anteater is too antsy to wait around. In turn, White Rabbit and his bunny buddies show up pester Mr. Panda, and when they decline waiting and decamp, Crane lands to eyeball the bowl to see if anything promising is forthcoming. But when told it isn't, he flies the coop, too.
Only Little Penguin has the patience to persevere until the product of the baking comes out of the oven, and he's the only one to get the spoils of his patience--a delish and devilishly splendid giant doughnut with sprinkles!
A procession of black and white critters pass up the rewards of patience in Steve Anthony's I'll Wait, Mr. Panda (Scholastic Press, 2016), an eye-pleasing paean to the old proverb the "All things come to those who wait." The companion book to Anthony's wise and wry little parable, Please, Mr. Panda, this timely tribute to the virtue of patience for preschoolers goes down easy and doesn't belabor its premise, with a gentle example (patient Little Penguin gets to choose the glaze and the topping and says his proper thank you, too), with delightfully and tidily stylized illustrations that youngsters will love.
Pair this little lesson in good manners persuasively with Steve Anthony's first book here.