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Storytime: Great Job, Dad! & Great Job, Mom!

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 9:00 am - 9:20 am
1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Two contemporary felted creations from Holman Wang celebrating Dad’s and Mom’s many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics.

Being a dad or a mom is eleven jobs in one!

These unique picture books for very young readers celebrate the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A receptionist scheduling important meetings (for playdates), an architect designing buildings (or pillow forts), an inspector (of diapers!) . . . When Dad gets home from his day job at the office, he never knows which job will be waiting for him, but he knows it’ll be fun! … When Mom gets home from her day job as a carpenter, she never knows which job will be waiting for her, but she knows it’ll be fun!

Each rhyming spread features intimate, familiar, comforting and humorous depictions of family life through a wholly original — and amazing! — needle-felted lens.

Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.

Holman Wang

Holman Wang grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and is a former middle school teacher. He is currently a full-time children’s author and illustrator and sometimes a lawyer. His recent titles include Great Job, Mom! and Great Job, Dad!. His work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalHuffington PostPeople, The Globe and Mail, and Canadian Family, as well as on radio and TV. Holman still lives in Vancouver with his wife, Amy, and their six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son. When he’s not making books or practicing law, Holman can be found playing mediocre ice hockey or even worse guitar. 
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