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Who loves pandas? We do, we do! Oh, so do you? Good news then. Because we’ve got something to show you.
Last week, we visited the Toronto Zoo to meet and talk to Maria, the Zoo’s Curator of Mammals, about their giant pandas. Check out OWLconnected Reporter Noah’s interview.
Want more giant panda cuteness? Go to OWLconnected.com for a bonus video.
In April chickaDEE, we explored the world with 10-year-old Bowen and his family—what an amazing trip! Want to see more? While they were on the road, Bowen wrote about their adventures in his blog. You can find it all here.
Have you been on a great trip somewhere? Leave a comment below!
Did you read the Live From Your Fridge story by Canadian author Bowman Wilker in the January/February issue of Chirp Magazine? Since the theme of this issue is FOOD, let’s get to know Bowman a little better with these four food questions.
1. What inspired you to write a poem about the food in your fridge?
My daughters and their friends came up with the character Bubba Da Lemon and I just loved the name. I thought he would be the type of lemon who would have lots of funny and talented friends. Plus, I always wondered what happened in my fridge whenever I closed the door! Now I know.
2. What is your favourite food?
I like avocados because they are such great salsa dancers. I also love bananas because most of the time they are just – BANANAS!
3. What is your least favourite food?
I would never want to hurt any vegetable’s feelings but I really don’t like the way cabbages sing. If you have ever heard a cabbage sing you know exactly what I mean. That’s probably why there are no cabbage music groups.
4. What’s the silliest meal you’ve ever had?
I once went out to dinner with a couple of eggplants and a zucchini. It was a ridiculously silly meal! The eggplants didn’t even wear shirts and the zucchini had terrible table manners! He did not even say, “Please” when he asked me to pass the salt.
Ha ha! Thanks, Bowman!
For more food fun be sure to check out the January/February issue of Chirp Magazine.
— Jackie, email@example.com
Did you know that Canadian author J. Torres has been writing the Chirp Comic since the January 2015? Let’s get to know J a little better with these six questions!
1 – What is your favourite part of writing the Chirp Comics?
J. The positive reaction from readers! I also love seeing the artwork come in. Cale and Jess have been fantastic.
2 – What is one thing you would like to see Chirp and his friends do?
J. I think it’d be fun to see them explore a haunted house! Something spooky but not too scary.
3 – Have you ever been to the Arctic?
J. I’ve been close: I once gave a talk at a school and library in Dutch Harbor, Alaska which is known as the “gateway to the Arctic.”
4 – What is your favourite colour?
J. What colour is the ocean in Hawaii? Aquamarine? Sea blue? That colour!
5 – When did you start writing stories?
J. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember! My first published comic, which I wrote and drew, was in the school paper when I was in the third grade.
6 – What does the J in your name stand for?
J. It stands for Joseph. But all my friends call me “Jay” so you can, too!
Thanks, Jay! We look forward to reading more and more of your hilarious comics!
— Jackie, firstname.lastname@example.org