Book Description

A story about thoughtfully preparing and packing for travel.

One day, Pann the Panda is relaxing and eating his favorite bamboo when he hears some exciting news. He has been chosen to represent his animal kingdom on a visit to Australia to see their zoos. Pann is leaving the next day, so he must start packing! The other animals eagerly give him advice on what to pack, such as an umbrella to shield Pann from sunshine and rain, comfortable shoes, a beach chair, and more. What else should Pann bring with him?

  • A message about being prepared for whatever you do.
  • Detailed and lively illustrations of animals.
  • Encourages children to employ critical thinking.

Born and raised in Chongqing, China, Shiyin Pan had a dream of writing a series of children’s picture books with a panda bear main character. After relocating to South Australia and giving birth to a baby girl, Shiyin found some free time in between taking care of her household and reading stacks of picture books to her adorable daughter. Her dream of writing a panda bear story came true. Pann the Prepared Panda is her first children’s book and will be the initial title for her Pann Panda series.

Margaret Tolland is an artist from New Zealand, whose illustrations are packed with detail. Through her work, get closer to the habitats and lifestyles of the many species, both flora and fauna, that she explores with an eye on environmental education. With twenty years’ experience in visual arts education and working in a gallery, Margaret now illustrates full-time.

Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels

Guided Reading Level: L

Grade Level Equivalent: 2

Educational Descriptions

Picture book, animal fantasy, Story elements: setting: Bamboo forest, plot and character development, main character, Pann the Panda, new vocabulary: ambassador, Australia, Illustrations enhance meaning and tone, Comprehension strategies: Make text to world connections, identify cause and effect relationships and changes from beginning to end of the story. Themes: Australia, travel, organization.

Interest Age: 5 to 8 years

Reading Age: 7 to 8 years

RRP: $22.99

ISBN: 978-1-76036-100-6

Format: Hardback

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears

World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Shiyin Pan
Margaret Tolland
24.0 cm in H · 26.0 cm in W · 36 pages
Release Date:
June 2022
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