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Peggy Rathmann

Author of Good Night, Gorilla

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Works by Peggy Rathmann

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Bootsie Barker Bites (1992) — Illustrator — 641 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Rathmann, Peggy
Legal name
Rathmann, Margaret Crosby
Birthdate
1953-03-04
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (Birth)
Nicasio, California, USA
Education
Atelier Lack
Otis Parsons School of Design
Occupations
Artist
Illustrator
Writer
Awards and honors
Cuffie Award (1991)
Short biography
Ms. Rathman was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she attended the Atelier Lack, studying classical painting. Later, she attended the Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, where she studied children's book illustration with Barbara Bottman. Although Ms. Rathmann claims she was a shy child who never bit, Bootsie Barker liiks a lot like the artist's baby pictures. Booksellers voted Peggy Rathmann the "most promising new author" of 1991 in Publisher Weekly's annual Cuffie Awards. [adapted from Bootsie Barker bites (1992)

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Independent Reading Level: Pre-k-1st grade
Awards: Caldecott Honor (1994) and the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
 
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shelbygibson | 42 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Kindergarten- 1st grade
Awards/Honors: ALA Notable Children's Book 1994
 
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bmwilmot | 138 other reviews | Apr 28, 2024 |
I think this book would be good for primary students because of the short sentences and exciting pictures to accompany them. This book is about a police officer trying to teach students about safety tips, but no one listens until he gets a dog. the dog will act out some of the bad things that will happen if they don't follow the officer's safety tips and all the students start listening.
 
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Works
9
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Languages
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