Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review:Rainbow Panda and the Firecracker Fiasco


About the Book:
It’s the eve of the Asian New Year and all the animals are getting ready for the big occasion. They are sweeping, cleaning, planting flowers, writing on ribbons, and preparing food. Rainbow Panda looks forward to the fireworks display but wants to create his own fireworks show. He sets a plan in motion and tries to get Green and Pink Hamster to join him.

The animals know that they are not to play with matches or firecrackers, but nonetheless, continue with their plan. When Rainbow Panda starts to light matches in the woods, he sets the forest on fire and many animals must come to help put out the fire. The Dynasty Dragon’s mom comes and turns into a cloud that rains and puts out the fire. Rainbow Panda, Dynasty Dragon, and both Green and Pink Hamster are given activities to clean up after the fire. They also volunteer to do a beach clean up to show everyone that they are sorry for the fiasco they set in motion.


My Review:
 This is a delightful children's story revolving around the sweetest rainbow colored panda you have ever seen. He is so excited about the upcoming Asian New Year that he seems to get himself in a little bit of trouble when it comes to the tradition of lighting the firecrackers. As a homeschool mom I felt like this would be an excellent resource to teach my children all about the Asian culture and the Chinese New Year.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for honest review from the publisher.