A sweet treat from budding young writers

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 May, 2009, 12:00am

In the summer of 2007, when Ocean Park received new pandas Le Le and Ying Ying, Judy Butler's classroom became a little obsessed with the animals. The students in her extra-curricular class watched videos on pandas, searched for YouTube clips, read stories, wrote poems and drew pictures.

The following spring, Ms Butler asked each student to choose a characteristic of the panda and trace its origins. The result is Panda Myths, a collection of 19 stories, written and illustrated by students aged five to 14.

Why do pandas have black eye patches? Why are they fat? Why do they eat bamboo? All is revealed from the vivid imaginations of these children.

Panda Myths is now on sale at Bookazine. Later this month, you can listen to the young authors read aloud from Panda Myths. And as an extra treat, Sweet Secrets is providing cookies for participants.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to environmental body WWF.

Panda Myths reading

Date: May 23

Time: 2-3pm

Location: Bookazine, Shop 309, 3/F, Prince's Building, Central

RSVP: bookazinepb@yahoo.com / 2525 0218