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School Visit with Kimberly Gee
Private Off-Site Event
Author/illustrator Kimberly Gee will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 48 hours in advance.
About the book: Bear is very, very, very GLAD today! He's taking his first ballet class. But he's a little nervous too. This sweet and silly picture book is an honest exploration of feelings that little ones--and grown-ups!--are sure to relate to.
Bear is so excited that today is dance day! He has his new leggings, slippers, and tutu, and he is ready to go. But when he gets there, he feels a little shy, a little unsure, and even a little afraid. What can make him feel better? Dancing, of course!
This charming companion to Mad, Mad Bear is a celebration of how stepping out and doing the things we love makes us feel happy...even if we are a little apprehensive at first!
About the author: Kimberly Gee grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to delving into her life-long dream of writing and illustrating children's books, Kimberly parlayed her creative talents into a successful career in architectural design, illustration, and greeting card design and production. Kimberly currently resides in Claremont, California. She has two young children, Finn and Claire, who are her inspiration (and her models). Visit her at KimberlyGee.com.
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