Book Launch, Story Time, and Craft for Picky Panda by Jackie Huang

Picky Panda Book Launch, Story Time, and Craft with Jackie Huang on Sunday, April 30th at 1 pm at Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Best for ages 2+.

Lift the flap for fun with Mr. Panda!

Paper engineer Jackie Huang will be sharing her debut picture book Picky Panda with a story time and craft. She will read her story, share about the creation process (including original art!), make a craft with kids, and then sign books. Best for ages 2+. 

Masks are required for attendance. 

Order Signed Books

Pre-order gift and raffle:

Graphic for Picky Panda Pre-order gift and raffle. Text reads "Picky Panda pre-order gift and raffle. Free stickers for all pre-purchases and one lucky winner of this original paper cut illustration." In the center is the book cover of Picky Panda. On the left is stickers of Mr. Panda in various poses. On the right is the paper art of MR. Panda in his black hat holding the red tulip in a flower pot against a red background in a black frame.

Pre-order for a fun set of stickers and a chance to win an original paper cut illustration of Mr. Panda

Each copy of Picky Panda pre-ordered from Once Upon A Time will receive a set of Mr. Panda stickers and one entry into the raffle for the art. To enter the raffle, folks will need to complete this form: The raffle will take place a few days AFTER the event

About Picky Panda:

Picky Panda book cover. A panda stands in front of shelves of flower vases that are of vapors designs and shapes but all are black and white except one. The one on the top shelf is a plain blue one with a red tulip inside. The panda has his chin resting in one hand and looks quizzical while wearing a black hat. The art is paper folded and you see the three-dimensionality of the work.

Celebrate the joys of fresh perspectives and unexpected beauty in this touching lift-the-flap picture book from paper engineer Jackie Huang

Persnickety Mr. Panda likes his world to be just so. His decisions are always easy: yes or no; good or bad; right or wrong; black or white . . . until one day when the gift of a red flower changes everything. Touching, clever, and with a great message about remaining flexible and open to the beauty in the world, this lift-the-flap picture book is an innovative and heartwarming story sure to resonate with readers. Author-illustrator Jackie Huang brings her utterly unique layered and cut-paper art style to this project, making Picky Panda even more of a standout on bookshelves.

About the creator:

Jackie Huang photo. An Asian woman with straight shoulder length black hair stands smiling in a leather jacket and black shirt.

Jackie Huang moved to Los Angeles after high school to attend the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. Shortly after graduating, she returned to school to study illustration at ArtCenter College of Design. There she found a new way of storytelling through her love of paper art and pop-ups. Whether it's through an unusual story twist or a pop-up unfolding, Huang believes in the magic of transforming the ordinary into something extraordinary. Huang lives with her family in Los Angeles. This is her first picture book. Learn more at

Photo provided by author.


Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
SKU: 9781419762796a
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