Janene Grant Encourages Children to Learn How to Count Using the Panda

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New Book ‘Ten Playful Pandas’ provides a fun, exciting and enjoyable way to learn factual information about pandas.

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According to wisegeek.org, the panda is arguably one of the most appealing mammals on earth. It is related to other bear species, but genetic research suggests a split about 40,000 years ago, that resulted in the animal having an elongated wrist bone similar to a thumb. The giant panda is listed as endangered in the World Conservation Union's (IUCN's) Red List of Threatened Species.

“Ten Playful Pandas” by author Janene Grant is a colorful and informative read that will allow children to count their way through the story and remember specific things about pandas. More than just a storybook, it serves as a counting book for young children (3-6 years old) using the Chinese Giant Panda as the subject.

Written primarily for a Chinese audience, this book will also appeal to Western children as well as it provides factual information about pandas. The author has used an authentic approach in its very appealing illustrations to reflect a Chinese countryside. Filled with rhythm and rhyme, it is designed to encourage readers’ interaction and also provides a section at the back of the book for children to practice writing numbers in English and Chinese. This book allows an opportunity for children to discover friends hiding in the illustrations and every page encourages lots of counting.

A fun, exciting and enjoyable read for children, “Ten Playful Pandas” is part of a large project that is designed to provide resources for young children learning the English language. An accompanying book, “Playful Panda’s ABC” is also now available to assist learners of English as an additional language throughout Asia. This book has been designed to be a teacher resource as well. In addition, the Chinese version of “Ten Playful Pandas” is also now available.

Ten Playful Pandas will be featured in the Beijing Book Fair Exhibit in Beijing, China, which will run on August 27 - 31, 2014. For more information, log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Janene Grant is an early childhood educator who holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She has extensive experience as a classroom teacher both in Australia and Hong Kong. During the years, Grant has also taught pre-service early childhood teachers, sharing her passion of working in early years education. Having taught young children for many years, she has been inspired to write to engage and motivate EAL learners in a manner that is enjoyable and culturally relevant. With support from her family, Grant is currently working on a plan to produce resources to assist EAL learners in Asia and Ten Playful Pandas is part of this.

Ten Playful Pandas * by Janene Grant
Publication Date: December 27, 2013
Picture Book; AU$21.99; 30 pages; 9781493132119
e-book; AU$3.99; 9781493132126

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 1-800-455-039. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8088 6078 or call 1-800-455-039.

Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at 1-800-455-039 or on the web at http://www.Xlibris.com.au.

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