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Read Out Loud | Peg + Cat The Penguin Problem

Peg and Cat have a problem at the Animal Winter Games. The skiing penguins in the race keep crashing into things! This is a very big issue because none of the penguins know the terms “over,” “under,” and “in between!” Find out how Peg and Cat help solve the problem in this episode of Read Out Loud!

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Peg + Cat The Penguin Problem
Written by Jennifer Oxley & Billy Aronson

Peg and Cat are at the South Pole preparing to watch the ski race at the Animal Winter Games. Suddenly they spy the Penguins zooming downhill. CRASH! The Penguins keep slamming into things So they all try again, with Peg shouting directions each time they come to a hurdle. “Go over Go under Go in between ” But the Penguins still have no clue, because they don t know what over, under, and in between mean. Luckily, Cat points out some directional arrows to follow!
ABOUT JENNIFER OXLEY

Jennifer Oxley was born in Hollywood, California and caught the filmmaking bug early – she made her first film at the age of seven. Since then she has directed fifteen short films for Sesame Street, as well as the award-winning adaptation of Spike Lee and Tanya Lewis Lee’s children’s book, Please, Baby, Please.

Her latest film, The Music Box, was acquired by The Museum of Modern Art for their permanent children’s film collection. Her work in children’s television includes directing and artistic credits. Jennifer is the recipient of an Emmy Award for her role as director on Little Bill, and she created the look and animation style of The Wonder Pets!, which won an Environmental Media Award and the prestigious Japan Prize.

Most recently Jennifer teamed up with Billy Aronson to create Peg + Cat for PBS Kids, and is co-founder of 9ate7 Productions.

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ABOUT BILLY ARONSON

Billy Aronson is a playwright and writer. Aronson is probably best known for creating the original concept behind the Tony award-winning rock opera Rent. He’s written several plays and musicals. Also, he’s written for popular children’s shows, and cartoons including Courage the CowardlyCodename: Kids Next DoorThe BackyardigansThe Wonder Pets, and Beavis and Butthead.

Aronson attended Princeton University. He counts several plays by Shakespeare, Looney Tunes, and The Brothers Grimm among his influences. Billy Aronson is a co-creator of Peg + Cat for PBS Kids, and is co-founder of 9ate7 Productions, with Jennifer Oxley.

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Executive Producer: Julie Gribble
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