Little Panda

Illustrator Renata Liwska
by Renata Liwska

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 27, 2008 | Picture Books

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An original folktale, written and illustrated by Renata Liwska, the best-selling illustrator of The Quiet Book.

In this charming bookended story, a grandfather panda tells his grandson the tale of a tiger that flew. Soft, cross-hatched illustrations and whimsical telling take the grandson- and the reader-to the misty mountains, where a little panda bear climbs tall trees, munches sweet bamboo, and curls up in his favorite perch to sleep. But when Mother Panda travels in search of bamboo, Little Panda is left alone . . . until he is visited by an unexpected and unusual intruder. What was it his mother told him he should do?

This is the perfect story to reassure little ones that parents always return.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8.5 × 7 × 0.36 in

Published: October 27, 2008

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618966277

ISBN - 13: 9780618966271

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Little Panda

Illustrator Renata Liwska
by Renata Liwska

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8.5 × 7 × 0.36 in

Published: October 27, 2008

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618966277

ISBN - 13: 9780618966271

About the Book

In the misty mountains a little panda bear climbs tall trees, munches sweet bamboo, and curls up in his favorite perch to sleep. It is just right--until Mother Panda goes looking for a snack and Little Panda's nap is disturbed by something unexpected. What was it that his mother told him he should do? This is the perfect story to reassure little ones that parents always return.

From the Publisher

An original folktale, written and illustrated by Renata Liwska, the best-selling illustrator of The Quiet Book.

In this charming bookended story, a grandfather panda tells his grandson the tale of a tiger that flew. Soft, cross-hatched illustrations and whimsical telling take the grandson- and the reader-to the misty mountains, where a little panda bear climbs tall trees, munches sweet bamboo, and curls up in his favorite perch to sleep. But when Mother Panda travels in search of bamboo, Little Panda is left alone . . . until he is visited by an unexpected and unusual intruder. What was it his mother told him he should do?

This is the perfect story to reassure little ones that parents always return.

About the Author

Renata Liwksa lives and works in Calgary, Canada, with her illustrator husband, Mike. Her childhood memories are of growing up in Warsaw, Poland. Little Panda was her first book with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, but she has since illustrated New York Times best selling picture book The Quiet Book and its sequel The Loud Book! See her artwork at http://www.wronghand.com/uwaga/renata1.html.

Renata Liwska lives and works in Calgary, Canada, with her illustrator husband, Mike. Her childhood memories are of growing up in Warsaw, Poland.

Renata Liwska lives and works in Calgary, Canada, with her illustrator husband, Mike. Her childhood memories are of growing up in Warsaw, Poland.

Editorial Reviews

"In her authorial debut, Liwska . . . delivers a prime example of unadulterated storytelling . . . In every word, readers can hear the wise, wry voice of a narrator who knows how to hold a child's attention. The illustrations, a combination of pencil and soft digital color, evoke the simplicity of traditional Chinese art and underscore the intimacy of the book's small format." --Publishers Weekly

"Liwska's tale is generously imbued with a gentle humor that is echoed in her digitally colored pencil drawings. Keeping the roly-poly black-and-white principals just this side of saccharine is no mean feat, but both text and illustrations are up to the challenge as they unfold with wily deliberations. Much like this whimsical tale, the elegant illustrations hold small surprises for perceptive readers to enjoy." --Kirkus Reviews

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5