Pandas' Earthquake Escape

Pandas' Earthquake Escape

by Phyllis J. Perry

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Overview

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. This work of narrative nonfiction includes a 5-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 44-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Pandas' Earthquake Escape is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607180821
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Phyllis J. Perry (Pandas' Earthquake Escape) is the author of more than 70 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for children and adults. Phyllis worked with the Boulder, Colorado, Valley Schools as a teacher, principal, curriculum specialist, and director of talented and gifted education before taking early retirement to write full time. She is active in a number of writing-related organizations. She is a member of the Colorado Authors' League and of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She participates in the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association and lives in Boulder with her husband, David. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. For more information about Phyllis, visit her website: http://www.phyllisjperry.com/

Susan Detwiler is the illustrator of several books for children including the award-winning books On the Move (NSTA-CBC Outstanding Trade Book); Big Cat, Little Kitty (Mom's Choice Awards Gold); Pandas' Earthquake Escape (Mom's Choice Awards Gold); and One Wolf Howls (Silver Nautilus Book Award) for Arbordale. She is the author/illustrator of Fine Life For A Country Mouse. Susan is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. Books have always been a source of joy in her life, and as a child she particularly loved books with beautiful illustrations. Susan was educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art and lives with her artist husband in Baltimore. Visit her website: http://www.susandetwiler.com/

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MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Pandas' Earthquake Escape is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Pandas are perennial favorites for kids at the zoo. And earthquakes seem to be increasingly mentioned in the news. So, if you were a panda, what would you do during an earthquake? Liling and and her one-year-old cub Tengfei are two giant pandas which live in a Chinese nature preserve. One day they are awakened with a start when the tree in which they are napping begins to sway. It is an earthquake. The wall around the nature preserve has come crashing down, and they are so frightened that they escape into the forest. But where will they go? What will they eat? And will they ever be able to find their way home? This book is a fictional story based on a real-life event when a giant panda escaped from the destroyed Wolong Panda Preserve following the 7.9 Sichuan earthquake of 2008 in northern China. Author Phyllis J. Perry's text teaches children about earthquakes and giant pandas, explaining animal survival and a mother's instinct to protect its offspring. And Susan Detwiler's colorful illustrations will help young readers follow the action. In the back is the "For Creative Minds" education section, with further information about giant pandas and earthquakes, including a world map showing the fault lines where major earthquakes occur. There are also "Related Websites," "Interactive Math, Reading, and Comprehension Quizzes," and "Teaching Activities" on Sylvan Dell's website. Pandas' Earthquake Escape is a wonderful resource for learning more about two important aspects of natural history.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
The young panda Tengfei, and his mother, Liling were fast asleep high up in a tree. Suddenly, the tree began to sway, the ground started to rumble, and soon, the branches the frightened pandas clung to, began to break. The two giant pandas fell to the earth, landing unharmed upon the broken branches and leaves. As the ground continued to rumble, mother and son fled their enclosure and raced off into the vast woods beyond. Panda's Earthquake Escape is the story of two giant pandas who wander through the forest after an earthquake, looking for food and seeking shelter. Tengfei clings to his mother as they roam through strange new places, searching out plant bulbs to quiet their grumbling stomachs. The bulbs satisfy him, but Tengfei really wants the tasty bamboo shoots that he is given back at the reserve. He wants to go home! One of the newest offerings from Sylvan Dell Publishing, Panda's Earthquake Escape does an excellent job of educating young readers about the plight of pandas in their native China. While enjoying a wonderfully illustrated story, readers will learn about the habitat and behavior of pandas. In the back of the book are several pages offering additional information. There are facts about endangered giant pandas, a life cycle sequencing activity, fun facts, an overview of earthquakes, including information on a 2008 earthquake in China that destroyed the Wolong Panda Reserve. Finally, there is a world map detailing various earthquake locations. Quill says: Panda's Earthquake Escape is a fun way to learn about pandas while enjoying a gentle tale about these amazing animals.