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Jay Jay Takes the Stage at L.A. Times Festival of Books

A Jay Jay The Jet Plane live stage show featuring Brenda Blue and Jay Jay will take place at 2:30 pm on April 23, 2005, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the Reading by 9 Storytelling Stage in the Children's Area, on the UCLA campus.

A beloved television series and merchandise line among children 2-6, JAY JAY THE JET PLANE, launched in 1998 on The Learning Channel and has been airing on PBS since 2001, reaching 80% of all U.S. TV households weekly. The multiple award-winning series from PorchLight Ent. currently airs in 60 countries worldwide. The weekday series introduces preschool children to the wonders of science and nature, while also presenting imaginative life lessons.

Jay Jay will be featured at the Tom's Toys/Jay Jay The Jet Plane booth 703 in the Children's Area as well. PorchLight featured Jay Jay and its other shows at its own booth at the book festival last year. Tattoos of the characters will be given out and JAY JAY books will be sold. For more JAY JAY events, please visit www.jayjay.com.

Performances by book-to-animated series characters from BOB THE BUILDER and THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE are also part of the stage events and exhibits in the Children's Area.

The 10th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books event celebrates and animates the written word through panel discussions, poetry readings, cooking demonstrations, book signings and music. The festival affords book lovers the chance to meet best-selling authors, publishers and other literary figures. The hundreds of exhibitor booths, stage events and popular children's characters keep it entertaining for all ages.

Admission is free, but tickets are required to attend author-panel discussions and lectures because of limited seating. Some tickets will be available on-site.

The two-day takes place April 23, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and April 24, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, on UCLA's campus. General event information about the festival is available at www.latimes.com/events or by calling 1-800-LA TIMES, ext. 7BOOK.

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