My Panda Sweater
A quirky kid doesn't mind too much when classmates tease her for dancing in her beloved sweater with panda ears. When she outgrows the sweater and donates it, she starts to think about the stories behind the clothing she sees.
When she sees her panda sweater again, this time being worn by a new classmate who recently moved to town looking for a safer place to live, she knows she's found a new dance partner. Brought to life by sweet, quirky artwork by beloved French illustrator Barroux, this timely story addresses difficult topics, such as immigration, with a light, engaging and child-friendly approach. It also offers the perfect opportunity to start conversations about a wide range of important subjects for social-emotional growth: bullying, friendship, sharing, new experiences and self-confidence.
Gilles Baum studied mathematics and became a school teacher after his plans of becoming a superhero and conquering the world fell through. Inspired by his students, he writes for children so they may live all the exciting lives that he wasn’t able to. Gilles lives in Alsace, France.
Born in Paris and raised in Morocco, Barroux returned to France to study art and work as an art director. He has also worked in New York, USA as an art director. He began his career as an illustrator after moving to Montreal, Canada. Barroux has illustrated many children’s books
"In this sweet story, a little girl not only shares a beloved piece of clothing, but her compassion and friendship as well" - Youth Services Book Review
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