Thunder Pug Book Launch and Storytime

Event date: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

Friendship to the rescue!

Thunder Pug by Kim Norman illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi

Once Upon A Time is excited to host long-time friend and illustrator Keika Yamaguchi as she launches Thunder Pug, sequel to staff favorite, Puddle Pug! Keika will read her book and answer questions about her art. 

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: Welcome back the perfect pug-and-pig pair: Percy and Petunia. The two besties are inseparable--until Petunia wins a blue ribbon at the fair. Suddenly she's too busy to play anymore. So when lonely Percy finds a faded comic book, he takes on a new persona: THUNDER PUG! But what's a superhero without a sidekick? Will a little "Pink Lightning" (aka Petunia) come to his rescue?

Keika Yamaguchi author photo

About the Illustrator: Keika Yamaguchi has illustrated several children's books including Puddle Pug by Kim Norman and Teeny Tiny Toady by Jill Esbaum. She works as an artist at DreamWorksTV, and has previously worked for Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Publishing Worldwide. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three furry children. Visit keikashouse.com to see more of her work. Follow her @KeikaYamaguchi.

Thunder Pug Cover Image
By Kim Norman, Keika Yamaguchi (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454923589
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 8th, 2019

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Puddle Pug Cover Image
By Kim Norman, Keika Yamaguchi (Illustrator)
Not available
ISBN: 9781454904366
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 1st, 2014

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Puddle Pug Cover Image
By Kim Norman, Keika Yamaguchi (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781454927150
Availability: Not Available - Possibly Out of Print
Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 6th, 2018

What About Moose? Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481404969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 9th, 2015

Teeny Tiny Toady Cover Image
By Jill Esbaum, Keika Yamaguchi (Illustrator)
$16.45
ISBN: 9781454914549
Availability: Not Available - Possibly Out of Print
Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 1st, 2016

Sick of Being Sick Cover Image
By Justin Sullivan, Keika Yamaguchi (Illustrator)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780984764990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 3dal, LLC - January 10th, 2012

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