Books by Dorothy Butler

MY BROWN BEAR BARNEY AT THE PARTY by Dorothy Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Brimming with adventure and fun, this is one little ones will enjoy hearing over and again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Butler's latest installment featuring the stalwart, fuzzy brown companion has Barney (My Brown Bear Barney in Trouble, 1993, etc.) attending a rambunctious birthday party with his owner. Read full book review >
MY BROWN BEAR BARNEY IN TROUBLE by Dorothy Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 1993

"Just right for the lap-sitter or preschool group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
For six days, constant companion Barney (a teddy bear) is in the thick of every one of his small mistress's misdemeanors: on Monday, they fall into the same mud; on Thursday, Barney somehow gets on the library escalator and has to be chased; and so on- -each escapade a normal part of an active preschooler's day of discovery. Read full book review >
ANOTHER HAPPY TALE by Dorothy Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Parents should enjoy the satire and absorb the lesson without pain, while the three-year-olds will love the humorous exaggeration. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Like A Happy Tale (1990), another comical tall tale in the alternating ``fortunately/unfortunately'' pattern—though this has more serious undertones: Mabel, shown gorging on pastries, leaves the baby to Ned, who ``was not very good at looking after babies either.'' Left to her own devices, the baby enjoys life with the pigs until ``Unhappily, one day Ned rounded up ...baby and all, and took them to market to be sold.'' ``Happily,'' the purchasers notice that she's a baby and treat her accordingly, despite her attempts to rejoin the pigs; after much entertaining slapstick, Mabel and Ned take her home, vowing to be better parents: they even join the library and are seen with the author's classic Babies Need Books, as well as the all-important Mother Goose. Read full book review >