Warwickshire author's second children's book hits the shelf - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire author's second children's book hits the shelf

Leamington Editorial 5th Jan, 2023   0

A MULTI-talented author and illustrator from Warwickshire has just had her second children’s book published.

‘Super Panda and the Chilly Adventure’, by Jessica Hartshorn, is the sequel to her first book ‘Super Panda’ which was published in lockdown.

The story follows Super Panda Paul who is back with a new – and chilly – adventure. Paul has become bored of the leafy jungle and then a special invitation is delivered from the Arctic. Paul realises this could be his chance to be super again, but the icy adventure may not be as easy as he thinks.

Youngsters are invited to join Super Panda and his new tiny friend, Kevin the caterpillar, on a journey to the Arctic to meet Misty the Polar bear and her family.




Centred around the theme of overcoming nerves to try new things, the book encourages children to understand everyone can be anxious about unfamiliar activities. By taking small steps and a deep breath with our friends we can overcome our fears.

Jessica, from Rugby, said: ‘The first book was so popular, there was demand for the main character to come back in a second book. It has taken two years to write and illustrate the next story, but it has been very well received so far and a joy to watch children join in actions and laugh in the right parts.


“I feel my bold and colourful style of Illustration and interactive story engages children, whilst sharing the message of never giving up and celebrating our personal superpower.’

To purchase ‘Super Panda and the Chilly Adventure’, priced £6.99, visit Jessica’s website www.jessicahartshorn.com. It is also available from ‘Hunts’ bookstore in Rugby.

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