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Written by Chris Owen and illustrated by Chris Nixon


When visiting the zoo, whatever you do, DON’T WAKE THE PANDA!

Join in the fantastic fun as one grumpy panda sets off a frenzy of wild partying.

'With words and artwork in happy harmony, Pandamonia is highly recommended for all ages (including adults!). [5 out of 5 stars]' Junior Books+Publishing

'Nixon's work brings a sense of playfulness and energy to Pandamonia ... a rollicking children's story.' Artist's Chronicle

'Lively rhyming text that grows and grows with action and noise words begging to be read aloud.' 4MBS Classic FM Radio

'... a joyful romp' Perth Voice

'... catchy and hilarious.' Sunday Age

'Packed with fun animal noises and dynamic actions to mimic, it may be the ultimate read-aloud. Children will clamor to join in the wild rumpus.' Kirkus Reviews


CBCA Book of the Year (Notable Book 2017)

ISBN 9781925163339 (Hardback)
9781925815153 (Paperback)
Formats Picture Book (238 x 288mm) (Hardback)
Picture Book (238 x 288mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's Picture Books
Affordable paperbacks
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2016
Pages 32
Rights World
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    Chris Nixon

    Chris Nixon is an illustrator, designer and creative director based in Perth, Australia. Inspired by the West Coast and classic surf culture with an emphasis on the handmade and crafted, his textured work and direction spreads across a wide range of media. From children’s books to animation, commercial illustration to large scale public art, Nixon threads a distinct style across all scales and sizes to extend his creativity. Chris has created several large scale artworks which have been installed around Australia and has exhibited work in Tokyo, Berlin, Bali, Sydney and Melbourne.  Read more

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    Chris Owen

    Chris Owen hails from Sussex on the south coast of England. A former radio journalist and newsreader, he migrated to the sunnier climes of Perth in 2003, where he changed careers to become a primary school teacher. Aside from writing, Chris cites walking, snorkeling and eating homemade apple pie and custard, as his principal passions in life. Read more