Ping & Po-Li

Ping the panda and his friend, Po-Li, discover what other animals eat and meet some very interesting new friends.

Ping & Po-Li by Irish author Audrey Moore

Meet the main characters

Ping the Panda from the children's book, Ping & Po-Li, by Irish author Audrey Moore

This Is Ping. He is a 2 year old panda.

Hi, I am Ping. I am 2 years old. I live with my mama, Wen, dad Tai, and sister Juan, in the rainforest. My bestest friend is Po-Li. Po-Li lives in the little village. I visit Po-Li every day, and when she has finished her chores, we get to play and go on adventures.

This is Po-Li.

Hi, I’m Po-Li. I am 6 years old. I love to laugh and have fun. I live in a small fishing village with my aunt Lin and my cousin. He is a teeny, tiny, baby named Bo. I love helping my aunt and I have a lot of chores to do each day before I can start to play. I have a really nice friend called Ping, who is a baby panda. We play every day and have so much fun.

Po-Li is a human character from children's book, Ping & Po-Li, by Irish author Audrey Moore

Ping the Panda tires of eating bamboo and takes a stroll to the little village to his friend Po-Li. They embark on a food adventure through the Asian Rainforest in search of tasty treats. They have great fun discovering what other animals eat and meet some very interesting new friends along the way, including a coconut crab and a vulture named Vicky.

Try out some of the healthy recipes

Ping and Po-Li will feature some of YOUR own favourite recipes. Simply fill out the recipe form below, or post to our Facebook page.

Banana Muffins

This is my daughters’ favourite recipe, and I have to say, they are delicious.

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place paper cases in muffin tin. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.

Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into the muffin tin.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Banana Muffin Recipe from Ping and Po-Li

Colour with Ping and Po-Li

The best submitted recipe, and/or coloured Ping and Po-Li sketch uploaded to our Facebook page, will enter a competition to win a FREE personalised children’s book, along with a teddy Ping posted to your home.

Simply click on the images below to open the image in a new page, then ‘file’, and ‘Save as’.

Colour with Ping and Po-Li
Colour with Ping and Po-Li
Colour with Ping and Po-Li
Colour with Ping and Po-Li