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Kiddo’s Corner Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 3: Po’s Two Dads by Erica David

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Kiddo’s Corner Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 3: Po’s Two Dads by Erica DavidKung Fu Panda 3: Po's Two Dads
Author: Erica David
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Published: December 29th 2015
Genres: Children, Early Reader
Pages: 32
Format: Hardback
Source: Borrowed from the library
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Po worries that getting to know his biological father might mean leaving his family in the Valley of Peace behind in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on Kung Fu Panda 3!

Kung Fu Panda 3—featuring the vocal talents of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Rebel Wilson, and more—bursts into theaters on January 29, 2016!

Po’s long-lost father, Li, wants Po to return to the Panda Village where he was born. But that would mean saying goodbye to Shifu, the Furious Five…and Mr. Ping. Can Po find a way to bring everyone together?

Kung Fu Panda 3 © 2015 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

First Thoughts…

Me: So is this exactly like the movie? (I haven’t seen Kung Fu Panda 3 but the Kiddo has.)

Kiddo: Well, um, yes, I think.

Me: So what’s the book about?

Kiddo: Umm, it’s about Po finding his other dad and defeating Kai.

A Bit More Detail…

Me: What’s your favorite part?

Kiddo: When Po’s real dad put on the armor and teased Po that he was going to chase him. But he was playing around in the armor. It was pretty funny.

Me: What about your least favorite part?

Kiddo: I don’t really have a least favorite part. Because it’s a really good book and I really like the pictures. They didn’t do it perfect but they did it really good. The pictures and characters.

Me: What do you mean, they didn’t do it perfect?

Kiddo: It’s not exactly like the movie, but a good job.

Me: Oh. I see. So do you think this was a good level, reading-wise? Like a good level for you?

Kiddo: Yes.

Final Thoughts…

Me: So how many stars would you give it?

Kiddo: Ummm, 50. I mean 59.

Me: You gave Beezus and Ramona 60 stars. So you don’t like this one as much?

Kiddo: No. Just 1 less than Beezus and Ramona.

Me: So you still really liked it, though?

Kiddo: Mmm hmm. (I can tell he’s done with this review now.)

The Verdict…

The Kiddo gave Kung Fu Panda 3: Po’s Two Dads 59 stars. I’ll convert that to my rating system and give it 3.5 stars for the both of us. I love that there are so many Early Reader books based on movies that kids love, because it really does make them pick up those books. But I don’t think this one was really anything spectacular. But I did enjoy the first Kung Fu Panda movie, so maybe I’ll have to check out the movie that this book is based on.


1 Comment

  1. fakesteph

    August 15, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    THIS IS ADORABLE. Also, it has clearly been too long since I talked to you because YOUR KID IS READING!!!!!!

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