Ping Ping Panda: The Power of Personal Responsibility is the sequel to Bernadette Shih’s extremely successful children’s book Ling Ling: The Most Beautiful Giant Panda in the World. Stephen Smoke is the co-author of the new book. The new story is about a panda in Western China who learns the value of personal responsibility.
When Ping Ping spends all his money during one afternoon with his friends, the young panda’s father refuses to give him any more. “When I gave you money for the summer I told you it was your choice how you spent it.”
When Ping Ping’s friends hear about their friend’s money problems, they suggest that if Ping Ping’s father really loved him, he would give him more money.
The rest of the story is about how taking personal responsibility can provide more choices in your life, even if it doesn’t always seem like it at the time.
At its core, Ping Ping Panda is a story of a father’s love…and how it sometimes can be misunderstood.
Well-known children’s book illustrator Diane Lucas did the paintings, and Margaret Smoke did the design and layout.