Posted by: gillarbuthnott | November 15, 2012

Here Come the Pandas!

As I mentioned last week, I’ve had the fun of looking at covers for my forthcoming books recently – and here is the first of them.

The Giant Panda Party is the second picture book written by me,  illustrated by Joanne Nethercott and set at Edinburgh Zoo. This time, it features the world famous pandas, Sunshine and Sweetie, (Or Yuang Guang and Tian Tian to give them their Chinese names).

Sunshine is very grumpy (I know – Sunshine the grumpy panda??) because he thinks everyone has forgotten his birthday, so Sweetie decides to enlist the help of the other zoo animals to arrange a birthday surprise for him.

This was really enjoyable to work on, particularly choosing the combination of animals which would give most fun to readers. Joanne has produced fantastic, colourful illustrations and really brought the pandas to life as characters. I am in awe…

The Giant Panda Party will be published by Floris Books in March 2013.

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