Thursday, November 29, 2012

Using Pand and Polar Bear for an Art project

Korean parent's blog about Panda and Polar Bear

Ms. Schindler's Kindergarten - "Panda Polar Bear Screen"

Roswell North Elementary Education Foundation in Georgia

Ms. Schindler’s kindergarten class chose to do an art piece on the topic of friendship, based upon a book called "Panda and Polar Bear" by Matthew J. Baek. In addition, Miss Schindler and the ARP parent utilized the kindergarten curriculum to teach the children how to write a story in three basic sections; beginning, middle and end. The artwork is a triptych (three panels) representation of these three sections of the story. In the beginning, there were two bears who had never met. In the middle, Panda and Polar Bear met each other. In the end, the bears became best friends despite of their differences. We read the book several times together so as to reinforce the topic ofhow to write a short story and the concept of friendship. The childrenrecreated the polar bear and panda bear characters with felt, glued on the eyesand noses, helped wrap the wooden boards with material and used a saw to cutthe bamboo. Everyone had a lot of fun working together!

Panda and Polar bear Korean translation

Panda and Polar Bear rights were sold to Japanese Babel co. LTD. publishing!

Monday, April 9, 2012

N is for North Korea proofs have arrived!

Received the first proofs. Colors look good, layout looks good, everything looks good! Very excited about this book.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our family pet Guinea Pig, Browny

Inspiration for my next book...let him inspire us all....

Beruang Kutub & Panda

Indonesian version of PANDA AND POLAR BEAR. Korean and Chinese translations coming out this year, I think....
I just love the sound of the title. Beruang Kutub, I think that's so cute! :-)

Book Signing at B&N

I've been slacking off on postings and now I'm doing it all at once. I'm not even sure when this event took place. Some time in '11 I suppose....

N is for North Korea

N is for North Korea – a new book coming out in Aug 2012. The North Korean issue is a serious matter and I did not take it lightly. It's a human-rights issue that touches my deep core and I hope this book adds to the public interest of it.

Speaking engagement at Bel Pre Elementry School

Speaking engagement at Lutherville elementary school