More Picture Books

Check out these other picture books by Dori Hillestad Butler


The Books

My Grandpa had a Stroke

My Grandpa had a Stroke

Magination Press 2007

What happens when a loved one suffers a stroke? Often, for a child, the experience can be painful, invoking feelings of anger, fear, and confusion. My Grandpa Had a Stroke is a story of Ryan’s relationship with his grandfather both before and after his grandfather suffers from a stroke, leaving both Ryan and his Grandfather to deal with the physical, mental, and emotional aftermath. After Ryan’s grandfather has a stroke, their close relationship has to change and with the help of his parents, rehabilitation professionals, and Grandpa himself, Ryan learns what a stroke is and the stroke’s effect on his grandfather, now and in the future.

My Grandpa Had a Stroke provides age-appropriate explanations of a stroke, its short- and long-term consequences, and its treatment, including rehabilitation. It deals simply and compassionately with a child’s complex range of feelings when a loved one becomes disabled, and as Ryan adapts to his changing relationship with his grandfather, young readers too will be able to better understand their own emotions regarding any disabled loved ones in their own lives.

Available in Hardcover and Paperback

Preschool and Up

Zack’s Potty

Zack’s Potty

Running Press Kids 2006

Potty Training is simple with Zack’s Potty. These folded books are portable and laminated. Open the Zack package and you’ll find a 3-dimensional doll that can actually sit on a potty just like a child. Inside is a charming story that gently teaches children to use the potty while acknowledging that accidents will happen. Zack wears a backpack that contains a potty chart just like the one found in the book, complete with reusable stickers, and a parent guide with frequently asked questions about the potty training process. Take the stress out of potty training with Zack’s Potty.

 

Paper Fold-out Book

Ages 2-6

Zoe’s Potty

Zoe’s Potty

Running Press Kids 2006

Potty Training is simple with Zoe’s Potty. These folded books are portable and laminated. Open the Zoe package and you’ll find a 3-dimensional doll that can actually sit on a potty just like a child. Inside is a charming story that gently teaches children to use the potty while acknowledging that accidents will happen. Zoe wears a backpack that contains a potty chart just like the one found in the book, complete with reusable stickers, and a parent guide with frequently asked questions about the potty training process. Take the stress out of potty training with Zoe’s Potty.

Paper Fold-out Book

Ages 2-6

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My Mom’s Having a Baby!

My Mom’s Having a Baby!

Albert Whitman & Co. 2005

Elizabeth’s mom is having a baby, and the whole family is involved. Elizabeth learns all about the baby’s development, and she traces his growth, month by month. She learns how the baby got inside Mom, too. Finally the big day comes—Mom and Dad head off to the hospital, and soon there’s a brand-new little person in the family!

Available in Harcover and Paperback

Ages 4-8, Read with Parent

The Great Tooth Fairy Rip-Off

The Great Tooth Fairy Rip-Off

Fairview Press 1996

Joey tries to negotiate with the Tooth Fairy for the amount he thinks his tooth is really worth, but he gets a surprise and learns the values of work, money, and saving when the Tooth Fairy starts bargaining back.

Ages 3-7
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