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A panda has joined the zoo, and just like Ellie, she's an artist! Ellie is thrilled to make a new friend, but with everyone so impressed by Ping's distinctive painting skills, Ellie starts to question her own talent. As she learns more about her new friend from China, though, Ellie finds that a fresh perspective can lead to new inspiration--and maybe something wonderful they can create together!

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Mike Wu

Mike Wu was accepted into the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. He graduated in 1996 with a BFA in Character Animation and was recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios where he worked for the next six years on such films as Hercules, Tarzan, Atlantis, and Mulan. Shortly thereafter, Mike followed his childhood dream of working for the studio that created Luxo Jr.. He moved to the Bay Area and started at Pixar Animation Studios where he animated on the Oscar-winning The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, and Toy Story 3 among other films. Mike's first picture book Ellie, will be published Summer 2015. He is also illustrating a debut middle grade series titled Oona finds an Egg. In addition to his animation and book work he is the proud owner/designer of a children's clothing line called Tiny Teru www.tinyteru.comVisit him at www.theartofmikewu.com

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