Chee-Kee: A Panda in Bearland (Hardcover)

Staff Pick Logo
Chee-Kee: A Panda in Bearland Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Staff Reviews

Bearland is a happy land, welcoming to all bears. The Loo family of pandas travel all the way from the Island of Coney to live there. Little Chee-Kee struggles the hardest--everything there is new and strange to him, and he feels like his own differences will prevent him from ever truly belonging. Although the other bears are friendly and welcoming,  Chee-Kee doesn't feel comfortable until he personally sees how the cultural differences he brings can contribute to Bearland, through a mild instance of saving the day (he uses bamboo to pole vault to the top of a tree and retrieve a stuck soccer ball). This book has a great message, and charming art. The beautifully shadowed watercolors pop against the minimal backgrounds.

— From Ann's Picks


Will Chee-Kee ever fit in?
The Loo family has traveled very far to start a new life. For little Chee-Kee Loo, everything is strange--he looks and feels so different. But when some bears find themselves in a jam, Chee-Kee might be just the right panda to save the day.
In this heartfelt and lovable story, meet Chee-Kee the panda, a one-of-a-kind in all the best ways.

About the Author

Sujean Rim has illustrated the Birdie series, as well as many campaigns for clients including Target, UNAIDS, Tiffany & Co., Bloomingdales, and more. Sujean lives with her family in New York. You can visit her online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316407441
ISBN-10: 0316407445
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English