Pants or no pants: that is the question!


Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553535765
ISBN-13: 978-0553535761

Pandas don't wear pants!
Or do they?

As far as Little Panda is concerned, there are LOTS of reasons to love pants. Pants are soft. Pants keep you warm. Some pants even have...POCKETS! Unfortunately, Little Panda's father insists that pandas do not, under ANY circumstances, wear pants.

But what if a pair of pants could save the day?

This humorous story, with deliciously droll illustrations by Sydney Hanson, captures the push and pull between a parent and child as they face off over the age-old dilemma of what to wear...with the most heartwarming of results. 

Illustrated by Sydney Hanson.


“Davies' story will be amusingly familiar to anyone who's gone head-to-head with determined little ones who are convinced they have the best idea ever right now. Hanson's illustrations are impressive, double-page spreads of lush watercolor bamboo alternating with white-backgrounded vignettes for faster-paced dialogue. Hanson has a knack for drawing ridiculously cute, expressive animals, and she does so here, with the facial expressions reflecting the dialogue wonderfully.”—Kirkus

Awards and lists

  • Autumn 2016 Kids' Indie Next List