Panda Demick is a heartwarming picture book that teaches children about the pandemic in a life-affirming manner by teaching the importance of family and friendships during difficult times. Panda Demick can do something that no other panda has ever been able to do before. He can talk to animals, children, and the itsy-bitsy Coronavirus. Panda Demick is a good friend who reminds us what is important to grow happy and healthy together. Beautifully drawn illustrations by Jenny Zandona make Panda Demick an instant family treasure reflecting our time that will be handed down for generations. A true classic tale.
Listen to National Public Radio KNKX 88.5 story about the book:
"A book to help children understand the pandemic."
What Animals Are Saying
Honey Bee: “This is, by far, the sweetest story ever told. Trust me, I make honey for a living.”
— Lawyers, Puns & Honey Magazine
What Children Are Saying
"I love this book. Can we read it again? I really like the part about exploring the mountains."
— Clementine K. (4 years, Vashon Is., WA)
What Grown-Ups Are Saying
"If Kai could talk, he'd tell you that he loves Panda Demick almost as much as he loves his grandpa who wrote Panda Demick."
— Dana S. (Kai's Mom, Seattle, WA)