Celebrate Pippi's 4th Birthday!
Show your love to our bookstore cat!
Celebrate another year with our cat Pippi!
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES!
10% off all cat related items (Pippi is not for sale, sorry)
Pippi photo contest - use #HappyBirthdayPippi on Twitter or Instagram and tag Once Upon A Time to be entered into a contest for special cat books
Make sure to check out Pippi's favorite books here!
Two Story Times!
At 11 am:
A special story time will be devoted to all things feline.
At 7 pm:
Pippi will have a special TunaCake provided by Anderson's Pet Shop and we will sing Happy Birthday!
Afterwards, we will read all writing contest entries, time permitting.
What does Pippi do at night in the bookstore?
Be sure to bring your essay (can be words, drawing or combination; put your first name, age and phone on each entry- please write legibly)
Winning entry will receive a gift card!
A portion of the day's sales will be donated to the Pasadena Humane Society, where we found our cat friend, Pippi Longstocking. Please feel free to donate to them at any time here.
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