cover image Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo

Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo

Joanne Ryder / Author, World-Famous San Diego Zoo / Photographer
The first giant panda cub ever to survive in captivity in the Western Hemisphere takes center stage in Little Panda by Joanne Ryder, with photographs that follow her from a ""pink and pale"" cub to the thriving black-and-white Hua Mei (her name means ""China-USA"") who lives in the San Diego Zoo. With abundant accessible details included in factoids (""Her fur feels much like a German shepherd's), a minimum of text and a maximum of photos, this volume will win Hua Mei many fans. ( Mar.)