DON'T CALL ME FUZZYBUTT! written by Robin Newman


Bear is tired. The weather is getting cool and he's ready for a nice long nap—he's got earmuffs and a brand-new door to keep out the noise, plus a pair of fluffy slippers. Meanwhile, real estate mogul Woodpecker finds his recent homes…missing. And he follows the trail of debris right to Bear's new front door. When he "peck peck pecks" on Bear’s new door, the two engage in a feisty exchange of name-calling and gossip with the rest of their forest neighbors. Can they patch it up—literally—before Bear loses too much sleep?

Raised in New York and Paris, Robin Newman is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the City University of New York School of Law. She was a practicing attorney and legal editor, but she now prefers to write about witches, mice, pigs, and peacocks. Author of the award-winning Wilcox & Griswold Mystery Series, she's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, National Writing Project's Writers Council, the Bank Street Writers Lab, and PEN America, CYAB. She lives in New York with her husband, son, three spoiled dogs, and possibly the oldest surviving lionhead goldfish. For more information, visit She is represented by Liza Fleissig at Liza Royce Agency.