Books by: Peggy Rathmann The Day The Babies Cralwed Away Officer Buckle And Gloria
10 Minutes till Bedtime Goodnight Gorilla
Ruby the Copycat Bootsie Barker Bites
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Bootsie Barker Bites
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons
A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group
ISBN 0-399-22125-5

It's the worst when Bootsie Barker comes to my house.Bootsie's the one who pulls my hair and tears my books. She hates Charlene, my pet salamander.She says that I'm a turtle and she's a turtle-eating dinosaur.

Uh-oh, I think I hear a car pulling up. That's her, now! Eeek!


"Underneath Bootsie's bouncy blond hair, frilly dress, and ribboned straw hat lies the heart of a tyrant. The moment adults clear the room, the sweet smile turns into a sneer and the real child emerges...humorous, successful. When Bootsie is on a rampage, even the stuffed animals cover their eyes."
- School Library Journal, starred review

"Rathmann's neon-bright, full-color artwork extends the emotional tenor and the humor of the text. Her expressive drawings...give the book unusual vitality. A natural for storytime."
- Booklist, starred review

The Day The Babies Crawled Away10 Minutes till Bedtime
Officer Buckle And GloriaGood Night, GorillaBootsie Barker Bites
Ruby the CopycatAboutRelated Sites
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