Wordplay 2021: Animals!

Animals! with Bao Phi, Jason Tharp, Shannon Hale, and LeUyen Pham

Virtual Wordplay is a presentation of St. Catherine University and Star Tribune. This event is in partnership with Ryan Reads (a program of Ryan Companies).

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Join authors Bao Phi (Hello, Mandarian Duck!), Jason Tharp (It’s Ok to Smell Good!), and Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (Itty-Bitty Kitty Corn).

Kitties, ducks, and skunks oh my! This virtual zoo features all of your favorite animals tackling some of life’s most important topics: personal hygiene, meeting and welcoming new neighbors, and finding your identity. A cuddly exploration of being the true, best version of yourself!

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If this event is sold out, you will be able to watch the overflow stream on the Loft's YouTube and Facebook channels.