Pandas' Earthquake Escape (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

Pandas' Earthquake Escape (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

by Phyllis J. Perry, Susan Detwiler

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On May 12, 2008, XiXi, a giant panda, escaped from the destroyed Wolong Panda Reserve when a 7.9 earthquake rocked Northern China. After the quake, mother and cub run from the wreckage. Confused and afraid, they get lost! How will they survive outside their reserve? Will they find food? Will they find shelter? And will they safely endure the earthquake after-shocks? The “For Creative Minds” education section includes: Endangered Giant Pandas; Life Cycle Activity; Panda Fun Facts; Shake, Rattle & Roll; The Richter Scale and Magnitude Ranges; and an Earthquake Chart & Map.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2—This suspenseful, fictionalized picture book is based on a 2008 earthquake in Northern China. When the wall of a nature reserve enclosure tumbles during a quake, a frightened giant panda and her cub, Tengfei, run away. Liling seeks safety, and the two spend the night in a shallow cave. The next day mother and cub explore their surroundings, searching for a way home. The pandas are suddenly shot with medicated darts, and humans return the pair to the reserve. Perry quickly draws readers into this well-told story. It is an interesting and rare look at how animals are affected by natural disasters. Detwiler's painterly spreads, rich in deep greens and browns, show a lifelike Liling and Tengfei. Like a panda's fur, two colors, white and black, are used for the type. A "Creative Minds" section supplements the tale with material on earthquakes, the Richter scale, and pandas. Perry's story can stand alone without the extras, but teachers needing lesson-plan material will find the back matter helpful. For a look at a panda cub's first year of life, pair this book with Caroline Arnold's A Panda's World (Picture Window, 2006). A worthy, informative picture book.—Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607180968
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2010
Series: Pandas' Earthquake Escape , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
File size: 19 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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