Amanda Panda Discovers the Wonderful World of Water©

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Translations in Spanish & French

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Amanda Panda has a fear of water. Her friends take her on a journey during which she learns about life in and around the water. Along the way, she realizes the importance of water to our everyday lives. By journey's end, Amanda is enthusiastic about learning to swim.

This is a fun, educational book for a wide range of ages.
While it is an excellent tool for encouraging young children to learn to swim, it also contains interesting facts about animals. Because each page includes translations in Spanish and French, children who are learning these languages can use it as a linguistics tool.

All ages will enjoy this story of friendship.
Amanda is able to conquer her fear of water because she is given love and encouragement from her friends.

Illustration Samples

Translations in Spanish & French

I hope the multi-lingual aspect of this book will help to inspire children of all ages to learn other languages. In case you are wondering how three languages fit on each page, here are pages 15 and 25. These pages have been scanned at a very low resolution for quicker viewing. The actual pages of the book are much clearer, sharper and more colorful. If scanned at full resolution, they would take too long to display.


Written by Jeff Kelly

Illustrated by Monica Beauchamp

Translations to Spanish by
Marta Silva
of Spain, B.A. in Linguistics, Master of Arts in Translation and Culture
With contributions from Laddy Maisonet of Puerto Rico;  Gaspar Jaen of Panama;  Luzi Munoz of Peru;  Rubén Pascottini of Paraguay

Translations to French by
Carolyn Daigle, Master of Arts in French
With contributions from Claude Roque of France and Line Deschênes of Quebec, Canada

The following Educators, Writers, Librarians, Parents and Children provided Evaluation and Critique
throughout this project:

Dione Anderson, Master of Arts in Education (Early Childhood);  Mary Duchek, Master of Arts in Education (Reading); Jane Westring, Master of Education (Literacy); Debbie Dawn Wells, Master of Arts in Human Development and Family Life; Rebekah Zaiser, Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Development); Traci Owens, Master of Arts in Education; Mike Shoulders, Children’s Book Columnist and Published Author; Molly Notestine, Master of Teaching Arts; Jean Gelsinger, Master of English Education; Elizabeth Klay, President, Society of Professional Journalists, Southwest Missouri Chapter;  The Librarians of Mid-Continent Library; The Teachers and Students of: Boone Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, Independence Elementary, Little Saints Montessori School, St. Francis Xavier Elementary, St. Regis Elementary, Wilkinson Preschool; The Families of: Ben and Dione Anderson; Ann Adams; Mary Helen Houlihan; Stephenie and Don Hollaway; Gerald and JoAnn Kelly;  Ann and Steve Ryan; Sandra and Steven Stites; Laurie Walker

© 2003 Jeff Kelly inc. Amanda Panda is a trademark of Jeff Kelly inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA.
No part of this website or book may be reproduced or copied in any form without written permission from Jeff Kelly inc.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2002096260   ISBN: 0-9728433-0-2

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This section is for those who wish to purchase between one and ten books. Please see the Wholesale Purchasing section below if you represent a Book Distributor, Book Store, Aquatic Facility, Swim School or other organization interested in distributing or retailing this book.

Full Value Price:
$14.99 per book.
You are purchasing a unique product - a 100% creation of Jeff Kelly inc. All expenses, from conception to final production, as well as worldwide marketing and distribution have been paid by Jeff Kelly inc. 

Save $5.00 per Book: In the shopping cart, you will be provided with an opportunity to save $5.00 per book by letting us know how you learned about Amanda Panda. Thus, the Discounted Price is $9.99.

Sales Tax is ONLY applicable to residents of Missouri. Because we are a Missouri corporation, we are required to collect sales tax only from customers who also reside in Missouri. Our current sales tax rate is 7.725% (.07725).

When you enter your address in the shopping cart, the shipping charge will be calculated automatically according to the quantity of books purchased, the destination and the shipping method you select; as detailed in the chart below. This book is 8.5" by 11". The cover is a sturdy stock with a special U.V. coating and the 32 pages are a thick, glossy stock. Thus, it is a heavy book and the shipping charges reflect this.
All prices are in US dollars.

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