If You Were a Panda Bear

If You Were a Panda Bear

By Florence Minor; Wendell Minor (Illustrator)

Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780061950902, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 2013

The authors of "If You Were a Penguin" celebrate the varied personalities of a parade of bears in this spirited collection of poems about the world's most playfulNand lovableNfriends.A section at the back includes fun animal facts. Full color.

About the Author
Florence Minor is the author of Christmas Tree!, illustrated by Wendell Minor, which Kirkus Reviews praised for its "imaginative Christmas trees and poetic, rhyming text." If You Were a Penguin, her second collaboration with Wendell, was selected by Pennsylvania for its "One Book, Every Young Child" early literacy program. If You Were a Panda Bear is her third picture book for children.

Wendell Minor is the illustrator of more than fifty award-winning picture books for children, including Mojave by Diane Siebert, Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner, The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow, and the New York Times bestseller Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, as well as numerous books about the outdoors with his frequent collaborator, Jean Craighead George, including their classic Everglades.

The Minors live in Connecticut, where they share their home and studio with their cats, Sofie and Cindercat.

Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including "The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn", illustrated by Barry Blitt; "Night Flight", illustrated by Wendell Minor; and "Black Whiteness", illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop. His many other books include "Hoops"; "Stealing Home"; and "Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!" He lives in Michigan.

Praise For If You Were a Panda Bear

Praise for If You Were a Penguin: “Wendell’s vibrant large-scale figures, set against bracing polar landscapes, have enough personality to captivate a crowd.”
-ALA Booklist

Praise for If You Were a Penguin: “A playful and lightly informative look at the life of penguins...an excellent storytime addition.”
-School Library Journal