The Loo family has traveled very far to start a new life. In Bearland, none of the other bears look, talk, or act like the Loo family. For Chee-Kee Loo, everything is strange; and he feels like he'll never fit in. But one day, some bears find themselves in a jam, and 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 bear in all the best ways. Based on Sujean's family's experience immigrating from South Korea to the United States, this picture book is full of many layers of meaning, humor and heart with universal appeal and a fresh perspective.
"Rim, who based this fable on her parents' experience immigrating to the U.S. from South Korea, makes Chee-Kee's isolation touching and profound."
"[Rim] creates a whimsical world where bears in every shape, color and size live happily together. A cute take on the immigrant experience that will appeal to young readers who themselves feel different."