By Donna Maria Chandler
NEW YORK, 9 JULY 2008-With the Beijing Olympic
Games just around the corner, and the animation film Kung
Fu Panda a summer draw at the box office, children have
lots of questions about giant pandas.
Written by Stuart P. Levine, My Panda Book will
delight infants and toddlers as they learn key facts about the
pandas. This book is a part of a series of board books which
HarperCollins Publishers has partnered with the Smithsonian
The brightly colored photos of the National Zoo
pandas introduce children to the panda family and show them
engaged in various activities. Each photo is accompanied by
age-appropriate information which invites children to tell the
story using visual clues by asking an opened-ended question.
This is a book that children will delight in reading over and
My Panda Book
By Stuart P. Levine (Author)
Board book: 16 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins / Smithsonian Institution (July
Donna Maria Chandler is an international educator. Her
work has taken her to Bangladesh, India, South Africa, Egypt
and El Salvador. Formerly with the Sesame Workshop, she
specializes in children's books and media literacy. She last
wrote on board books
for very young children.
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