Motivated by a need in modern Australia’s to recognise true friendship, author Mark Hadley (The Christ Files and columnist for 16 Christian publications nationally) and illustrator Nathan Lee (Youth Minister, St Alban’s, Lindfield) have teamed up with Growing Faith to launch Panda: Home.
Panda: Home aims to teach children the foundations of real friendship and uses a lonely (but talented) bear as a guide to teaching kids what real friendship looks like. Mirroring the discovery of grace that every Christian makes, it teaches that friendship is not about getting what one want; rather it is a gift from God, and putting others at the centre is the only way to make sure everyone gets what they need.
With brilliant hand-drawn watercolour illustrations including culturally relevant images such as skateboards and drum kits, Panda: Home is great for ages 3 to 8. Included are learning notes for parents, which Mark has crafted with 15 years of reviewing popular culture through film and television behind him.
For more details, visit www.cepstore.com.au
Newly launched children's book teaches the foundations of true friendship
Christian Education Publications
Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 10:36 (EST)