A small girl called Amanda converses with a haughty cat called Panda in this whimsical nonsense-style poem. Inspired by a real cat called Panda, we find out about his slightly superior character, why he is named after another animal and his particular fondness for bamboo. Playing with a ‘black and white’ theme throughout, magpies, cows and zebras all get a mention, with additional animals popping up in unexpected places. Amanda, Panda and friends come to life with the unique hand-printed illustrations that incorporate striking splashes of colour into the black and white palette.
Melanie Arora is the owner of a cat called Panda.
Charlie Brandon-King was born in Devon, and now lives and works in Bristol. Specializing in printmaking, drawing and textiles, she gained a distinction in Art and Design at the Bristol School of Art. Charlie is also an experienced sound engineer, and received a BA (Hons) in Music Production from Brighton University. This is her first book illustration project. www.charliebrandonking.com