Storytime and Book Launch with Kimberly Gee

Event date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

Toddlers are full of opposites!

Up Up Up Down book cover

Once Upon A Time is excited to launch Kimberly Gee's newest book Up, Up, Up, Down! We will have a special storytime where Kimberly will read her book, and then sign books. Light snacks and a craft!

If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below. 

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About the Book: Follow an energetic toddler's day with Dad that's full of opposites - up and down, make and break, yum and yuck, and more. 

From his first demand to be picked up and then immediately put down, opposites pop up all day long for this energetic boy. Breakfast is no, no, no, yes! At the sandbox, it's make, make, make, break! And jumping into the pool goes from can't, can't, can't, to can

Kimberly Gee's expressive illustrations emphasize the loving connection between a boy and his father in this clever concept book about everyday highs and lows that is sure to entertain little (and big!) members of the family.

Kimberly Gee author photo

About the Author: Kimberly Gee lived in Seoul, Korea until she was eight, when her family moved to the United States, giving her a cultural perspective that is a blend of east and west. She won a Mentorship Award at the 2010 SCBWI Conference, and a Portfolio Showcase at the 2013 SCBWI Editor's Day. She is the illustrator of The Class by Boni Ashburn. Kimberly lives in Claremont, California with her family and other things she loves: a garden, a tortoise, and a bunny.

Up, Up, Up, Down! Cover Image
By Kimberly Gee, Kimberly Gee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525517337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

Mad, Mad Bear! (Bear's Feelings) Cover Image
By Kimberly Gee, Kimberly Gee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481449717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 23rd, 2018

The Class Cover Image
By Boni Ashburn, Kimberly Gee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442422483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - July 5th, 2016

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