Bamboo Adventure


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In celebration of our 5 year anniversary, we had an art contest for all of our kids. The entries were great, and we loved them all so much we decided to use them as illustrations for a story about our mascot Panda.

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Bamboo Adventure

  1. 1. Page 1 Panda used to live a simple life, meandering through the bamboo forests in his quiet little world. Aspyn Vanderbeek | age 8
  2. 2. Page 2 He spent long afternoons napping in the sun. Oaklee Collings | age 12
  3. 3. Page 3 He dreamed of living a life that was brave and noble. He wanted to add value to the world, but his naps were long and his dreams far away. Caden Wiegman | age 10
  4. 4. Page 4 He munched on bamboo plants, trying to fill his insatiable appetite. But he never felt quite full. Bianca Quigley | age 11
  5. 5. Page 5 Panda once tried to leave his cozy forest, but he couldn't do it. The world seemed scary and the bamboo too sparse. Bracken Williamson | age 4
  6. 6. Page 6 So he returned back to the bamboo forest where the bamboo was plentiful, and he tucked his dreams and ambitions behind the bamboo stalks so he wouldn't think about them. Avi Peterson | age 9
  7. 7. Page 7 One day, he noticed a bamboo plant that had grown taller than all the others. It loomed over him, begging him to climb and see what lay beyond. So he carefully picked his way to the top and peered out. Paden Williamson | age 6
  8. 8. Page 8 The world was vast and colorful and from far above, he saw the glint of a pink crown atop the head of the most beautiful panda he'd ever beheld. He was smitten. Although it scared him to leave his peaceful home in the bamboo forest, he decided to go find her. Portia Quigley | age 6
  9. 9. Page 9 It was time to venture out and see what there was to see. He filled his tummy with bamboo. Leaving the only home he'd ever known was a little scary, a little exciting and a lot overwhelming as there were many paths he could take. Kailee Jo Finlayson | age 5
  10. 10. Page 10 The outside world was strange, filled with creatures he didn't understand. He had a hard time finding the bamboo he loved so much. His tummy began to grumble. He wondered if he made the right choice but didn't know which direction to go to return home. And sadly, the beautiful panda was nowhere to be seen. Braden Martell | age 7
  11. 11. Page 11 After days, Panda staggered into the city and found himself before a tall building that smelled of beautiful bamboo. In fact, bamboo was bent into letters of the alphabet on the outside of the building. It spelled Bamboo HR. Panda tried to pull the bamboo down but it was nailed on. Strange noises and loud outbursts came from the windows, scaring him. Panda cowered. Julienne Sanders | age 9
  12. 12. Page 12 Panda shut his eyes tight and lay on the ground. He heard movement around him. He worried it was a gang of hooligans, ready to hurt him. Brooke Peterson | age 7
  13. 13. Page 13 But when panda looked up, he was surrounded by pandas. They called themselves Bambooligans, and they were friendly. "Where have you been? Your interview started five minutes ago." They ushered him into the building. Kylie Sanders | age 9
  14. 14. Page 14 Panda was asked if he could dispose of a great stack of spreadsheets. After his long travels, he was famished! He ate spreadsheet after spreadsheet. They tasted great-almost as good as bamboo! He got the job. Dylan de Hoyos | age 11
  15. 15. Page 15 As the pandas introduced around their new "Director of Fighting Spreadsheets," Panda clamped eyes on the beautiful princess panda from the day atop the bamboo plant. He'd found her at last! Summer Williamson | age 6
  16. 16. Page 16 Panda learned all he could about his princess, as well as about HR and software and BambooHR, letting it all trickle to his head. Adam Peterson | age 12
  17. 17. Page 17 Panda's old life of bamboo and naps in the sun was replaced with hard work and fulfillment. Brooke Williamson | age 10
  18. 18. Page 18 He raged war on the evils of spreadsheets. . . Nathan Wiegman | age 12
  19. 19. Page 19 and worked harmoniously with the rest of his BambooHR team, bringing beauty and extra time and HR software to the world. Orion Bowers | age 12
  20. 20. Page 20 By day, Panda became a fierce warrior, fighting spreadsheets. Phoenix Bowers | age 9
  21. 21. Page 21 By night, he dreamed of how he would continue to fight spreadsheets again the next day and the next! Aires Bowers | age 6
  22. 22. Page 22 In offices everywhere, HR was changing. And Bamboo HR was changing it. Cambrie Martell | age 10
  23. 23. Page 23 Panda was making a difference in the world! And spreadsheets were disappearing! Seth Peterson | age 7
  24. 24. Page 24 He became the King of Killing Spreadsheets! Ian Sanders | age 6
  25. 25. Page 25 Panda felt fulfilled in a way he never had before. Parker Smith | age 10
  26. 26. Page 26 He celebrated each time a spreadsheet disappeared! Molly Sanders | age 6
  27. 27. Page 27 And of course, Panda and his princess lived happily ever after, working together to spread HR software and rid the world of spreadsheets! Brynn Martell | age 3
  28. 28. The End!