S: Voorhis / Englehaupt PANDA GETS LOST
FC: Panda Gets Lost | BYHarry Voorhis ILLUSTRATED BYStephanie Englehaupt
1: Panda Gets Lost | Harry Voorhis Stephanie Englehaupt | Hillsborough, California
3: "Yum!" Panda exclaimed as he chomped on bamboo. | After he'd gotten enough, he bounded off to play a game of hide and seek. It was his turn to hide.
4: From his hidden spot on the bamboo stalk, Panda could hear his friend counting, " 1 2 3 4 5 6 7..."
5: Panda waited quietly for a long time, hoping that he wouldn't be found. But when it started to get dark, he wished that someone would find him. "Where are they?" he whispered nervously. He felt scared to go down but more scared to stay up there alone. "I'll go look," he stated bravely.
6: Coming down paw over paw, Panda finally reached the soft, mossy ground. Then Panda charged to the place they were before. When he got there, no one was around. He noticed that they must have moved on. Getting more nervous, Panda called out for his friends. Nobody answered back. He decided to go look for them in a different direction.
7: The sun started to sink and so did Panda's stomach.
8: Panda plopped down and decided to wait, but nobody came. Soon enough he fell asleep. Each time he woke up, he realized he was even more scared than before.
9: The next day, Panda's tummy grumbled really loudly. So even though he felt scared, he set out to look for food. As he wandered through the forest, he realized that he had slept without his family for the first time. He felt good about that.
10: Just then, he saw a few bamboo stalks ahead. Apparently it was a bamboo grove with a coconut tree. “Cool, there’s even a coconut tree,” thought Panda as he clambered into the grove. Just as he got there, he heard some familiar rumbling.
11: It was his family! They were eating in the same grove. As Panda was just about to say something, his mother saw him and he almost got tackled by his mom. As she let go, the rest of his family saw him and also bowled him over. When he finally got up they were in front of him and they questioned in unison, “Where were you?” “Where were you?” he answered.
12: They looked at each other, with a look of understanding, and they all said with a chuckle, “We were all looking for you!”
13: They all hugged again, individually, this time. They all enjoyed their happy snack together.
14: I live in Burlingame, California with my husband, Michael, and daughter, Elli, but I was born and raised in Illinois. I love teaching 2nd grade at The Nueva School. My students are excited about learning and that makes teaching fun for me. I started drawing as a child, but forgot how much I enjoyed it until I attended art class with my daughter, who was 6 at the time. I am excited to attend my weekly art lesson with M. Sarah Klise. This is the first book I illustrated. Thank you, Harry, for asking me to do the illustrations because I learned so much working on this project. | ILLUSTRATOR
15: My name is Harry Voorhis and I am 9 years old. I go to The Nueva School. I wrote this story last year when I was in 2nd grade for my little sister, who was 4. It is really easy to make her laugh. I like nature and being outdoors and my sister likes to hide. I asked my 2nd grade teacher, Stephanie, to illustrate the book. | AUTHOR