Synopses & Reviews
A humorous and heartwarming tale of one pampered panda.
With only an estimated 1,600 remaining in the wild and just 300 in captivity, the giant pandas are one of the world's most endangered species. A panda cub at the Wolong Conservancy is the first captive giant panda to be raised in a natural setting with no sight of humans. When he is two, he will take his first steps into the wild and will hopefully be the first captive panda to survive being released.
This is why no chances are being taken with him. The conservancy's staff goes to extreme lengths to ensure his survival, like dressing up in panda costumes whenever they need to feed or care for him. Children will love reading about the humorous adventures of the young cub and his caretakers while also learning the importance of conservation.
About the Author
Craig Hatkoff is the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and of Turtle Pond Publications. Both Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship are New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in Manhattan.