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    Day 19:   Kung Fu Panda Books

    What do you like/dislike about the KFP books?

    Alongside the franchise's shorts and video games, another major part and effective way of storytelling is in one of the oldest, classic forms of it: reading it in a book!

    Just like the video games, the franchise isn't primarily a book franchise, and yet they're still really popular in the fandom. It's another way for the franchise to reach to other audiences (or to the same ones in a different way), and there are a number of different kinds of books that can be made. The first "official" book in the franchise was The Art of Kung Fu Panda, which is now an extreme rarity (if not impossible) to buy. A number of storybooks and novels for children have also been made, as well as some interactive / instructional books like recipe or cookbooks (most of which have been converted into apps). Now the most recent and numerous books are from Ape Entertainment's KFP comics, which I hear is still going strong. :)

    Our open discussion activity today will go just like yesterday's: What do you like/dislike about the franchise's books? Any favorites? What do you hope to see (or see more of) in the future?

    We'll also have another poll. But this time, rather than voting for your favorite separate book, vote for your favorite kind of book to read from the franchise:

    What kind of Kung Fu Panda book is your favorite to read?

    Created: June 19, 2013
    Votes: 220


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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Arim Adnap ON JUNE 19, 2013**

      Well, I just read the book "Everyone is Kung Fu Fighting" and I liked it pretty much! These are lovely story though I'd like it more if they'd be a little longer... Now I'm waiting for the next collection of the comics...

      I guess these books simply complete the Kung Fu Panda "equipment" just like the games mentioned yesterday... And as always the wish: a little more of Master Shifu would make me happy here, too! ;-)

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY VaporMist ON JUNE 19, 2013**

      Voted for the art books. They just have some great artwork and behind the scenes stuff about the films.

      And I think the KFP manga is the REAL rarity.

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY IDNpandamaster ON JUNE 20, 2013**

      The others are so lucky, in my country (indonesia) all the Kung Fu Panda Books are not avaliable ;( i dont know how is this happens, so i haven't read anything of the kung fu panda books. Even i search for the ebooks of "The Art of Kung Fu Panda". I really like to read them very much, especially The Art of Kung Fu Panda. Well, thats makes me never trying to find some reference. Lucky you guys :D

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Jadepalacetrainee ON JUNE 20, 2013**

      I have a few story books that I dug up that are basically for little kids because there are more pictures than there are words. I have the junior novel of the first Kung Fu Panda, but I know everything that happens in the first movie so I didn't bother reading it. I wish that the Kung Fu Panda books they sell weren't so childish. Teens like KFP too!!!!

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    • KFP manga is awesome! Funny, rather cutesy-looking, but better than the other comics.

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