Follow a day in the life of the panda cubs at China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at the Wolong Nature Preserve, the largest research facility for giant pandas in China. Cubs are raised together in a protected setting—dubbed panda kindergarten—where they grow strong and learn skills that will help prepare them to be released into the wild when they are older. With spare text by veteran nonfiction writer Joanne Ryder and irresistible full-color photographs by Katherine Feng, whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Panda Kindergarten will delight young readers as they learn more about these amazing creatures.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Joanne Ryder has always loved pandas, starting with the very first small panda toy she had as a child. She has continued to be fascinatd by these rare and wonderful animals throughout her career as a writer. She is the award-winning author of numerous picture books, including A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo; Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo; My Mother's Voice; My Father's Hands; Big Bear Ball; and Wild Birds. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, with her husband, Laurence Yep, who is also an author.
Dr. Katherine Feng was a veterinarian before a photo safari to Kenya inspired her to pursue a second career as a photographer and tour escort. When she traveled to China in 1982 for a memorial ceremony in honor of her grandfather, General Feng Yuxiang, she felt an immediate connection with the country. Her passion for wildlife brought her to the Wolong Nature Reserve, where she formed a long-lasting bond with the pandas and researchers. She now escorts guests to the Reserve several times each year. Dr. Feng lives in Durango, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have a 4 year old that is really into Pandas and she loves the book. These Pandas were from the Wolong Nature Preserve over in China. I believe I later read that this Preserve was heavily damaged not long ago in an earthquake and that they had to split most of the Pandas up due to the damage sustained. If my memory is correct, I believe the Chinese Government has plans to rebuild the preserve.
Panda Kindergarten is an educational book that helps children understand how baby panda bears and cared for and taught. This book can also show children that pandas as well as other animals learn things just the way we do. The illustration gives children a visual understanding of the book.
I feel this is a very educational book. The pictures help tell the story and the lives of the pandas in Wolong Nature Reserve. I feel that this is a cute story and very factional. There aren¿t very many words on each page and all the words are fairly easy for all age elementary students.
This book will be interesting for youth, especially since there aren¿t any pandas in the zoo and youth will want to find out why. The photography is close-up shots on all pages which for the reader is amazing! A child might feel like they are visiting this reserve, and since they can't the photographer Dr. Katherine Feng has done the next best thing and brought the pandas to the child.
My four year old panda lover got this for Christmas and LOVED the book and all of the great photos of young pandas. He learned a lot about them, as well.