By Mark Hadley; available from cepstore.com.au/panda-home
Panda is a creative bear who lives in a village of elephants. While they like football, Panda prefers skateboarding, painting and playing the drums. Feeling lonely, Panda decides that he’ll be happier being with pandas who look like him and do the same things. Along the way, Panda meets Jerome, a friendly giraffe who shows him that finding your home has more to do with discovering people who love you as you are. And love is shown through caring for one another.
Panda’s journey mirrors that discovery of grace every Christian makes. Actually, there’s not much difference between Panda and the other pandas; they’re all focused on what suits them best. Through this story, children learn a new way of seeing friendships—as a gift rather than a means of getting what you want.