Panda loves to paint and play the drums, but most of all he loves to skate! So when he meets some fellow skateboarding enthusiasts, Panda just knows they’ll become good friends. But is shared passion the best foundation for friendship? In Friends, a tale that most kids aged 4-8 will identify with, Panda learns that inward-looking friends who show no concern for our identity or desires are hardly friends at all. This second book in the Panda series beautifully illustrates the Christian view of friendship, teaching kids to love others the way that God loves us.
About the author
Mark Hadley has been a professional writer for 25 years, creating award-winning documentaries and television series, including Christian productions like The Christ Files and The Life of Jesus. He is a regular on the national radio program Open House and a columnist for sixteen Christian publications across Australia. Mark and his wife Maia live an adventure that centres on three young sons in the suburbs of Sydney.
Click here to hear Mark Hadley catch up with Erica David (Hope 103.2) regarding the modern day view of friendship.
About the illustrator
After four years at Sydney’s College of Fine Arts, Nathan Lee went to Youthworks College and now works as a youth minister on Sydney’s North Shore. Nathan lives in Sydney with his schoolteacher wife, Katrina. He is convinced that, after the skateboard, the felt-tip pen is humanity’s best invention!