Review: Ping Ping Panda: The Power of Personal Responsibility by Stephen Smoke and Bernadette Shih

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Title:  Ping Ping Panda: The Power of Personal Responsibility
Author: Stephen Smoke and Bernadette Shih
Format:  Paperback and eBook
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages:  38
ISBN:   978-1482675580
Source: Author
Genre: Children’s 8 and up
Stars: 4
Purchase Now:  Amazon

About the Book:

Ping Ping Panda:The Power of Personal Responsibility is a story 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:The Power of Personal Responsibility is a story of a father’s love…and how it sometimes can be misunderstood.

Book Review:

A clever little story about managing resources, or money in this case, and a real lesson about both the value of money and the effort needed to earn your way.

While many parents are ‘allowance’ givers, or tend to provide money when asked; this little book shows an easy way to teach children to save and plan, and would be appropriate for kids who are learning to manage money.

I received an eBook copy fro the author for purpose of honest review as part of Children Read week at I am, Indeed.  I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

 

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