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Storytime: Penguin and Ollie

PBF Pass

November 4 @ 10:20 am - 10:40 am

The Judy Cinema

Penguin is searching the ocean for treasure when he meets Ollie, a shy octopus who is curious about Penguin’s adventure. So curious that he can’t stay camouflaged for long!

But as the two meet other sea creatures during their search, Ollie is still too shy and hides again. Worried about his new friend, Penguin recruits the other animals to help look for Ollie, and they discover a treasure more precious than jewels.

Perfect for young readers, award-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon’s signature bright illustrations and touching, humorous text brings to life this uplifting story that demonstrates how having true friends who appreciate and care for you is the best treasure of all!


Portland Book Festival General Admission Passes are required for entry into all events. Passes are $15 in advance and $25 day of Festival. Youth 17 & under get in FREE. All full-priced General Admission Passes include a $5 book fair voucher and entry into Portland Art Museum. Passes admit attendees to the Festival; individual events are first-come, first-served. More info here.


Salina Yoon

Salina Yoon is an award-winning author/illustrator of over 170 books for children, such as Penguin and PineconePenguin on VacationPenguin in LovePenguin and Pumpkin, Penguin's Big AdventurePenguin's Christmas Wish, FoundStormy NightBear's Big DayBe a Friend, Penguin and Penelope, as well as the Duck, Duck, Porcupine chapter book series--including the Geisel Honor winner My Kite is Stuck!. She is also the illustrator of Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship by Marie Kondo. She lives in San Diego, California, with her family. Her festival title is Penguin and Ollie.
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Emily Arrow

Emily Arrow (she/they) is an award-winning children’s songwriter, author, and educator known for crafting meaningful stories and songs. With her beloved ukulele companion, Bow, Emily aims to inspire young minds, encouraging them to embrace and share their own unique voices. Emily tours the country to speak and sing at schools, bookstores, and festivals, and her recent album “Sing-Along with Emily Arrow” (9/8/23) is signed to the notable Platoon Records. She brings over a decade of teaching experience as a Berklee College of Music graduate, Montessori certified, and Orff Shulwerk educator. Based on the West Coast, Emily is active in the literary and children's performing arts communities, serving on the Portland Book Festival Advisory Council of Literary Arts in Portland, OR, and as the Director of Music for Storïwr Children’s Theater Company in Los Angeles. She's also a dedicated entrepreneur and is the founder of Rainbow Song School, an inclusive online & pop-up music education studio launching March 2024!
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November 4
10:20 am - 10:40 am
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The Judy Cinema
1000 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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