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About the author:

is the humorist for DNA Magazine and the creator of The Dizzy Traveler - a food, entertainment and travel blog.

He's also the author of the critically acclaimed novels Birthday Pie, On Picking Fruit, Fruit Cocktail, Dizzy and Leftovers as well as the collection of short stories, Arthur Wooten's Shorts.

A playwright, his works include the award winning Birthday Pie, which had its world premiere at the Waterfront Playhouse, Key West, FL. His one act plays, Lily and The Lunch, have been produced in New York City and most recently in Te Anau, New Zealand.

For two years he was the humorist for the London based magazine, reFRESH.

Arthur grew up in Andover, MA and now resides in New York City.


is also the author of the novel The Green Storm.

A versatile designer and illustrator, not only has his work garnered him an Emmy award for costume design, he's also worked as a holiday designer for companies such as Sears, K-Mart and Silvestri. He's illustrated the covers for several novels and currently resides in New York City.

Wise Bear William: A New Beginning

Authored by Arthur Wooten
Illustrated by Bud Santora

"Wise Bear William is one of the most delightful books for young readers ever! Adults will enjoy it as well."
- Phylicia Rashad

"Heartfelt, winning and tender, Wise Bear William will become an instant classic for your child's home library to be savored and shared in the years to come. I loved it. Highly recommended! Paws up!"
- Constance Marks, Director of the award winning documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

"Wise Bear William offers such a beautiful glimpse into the world of our children, while reminding us about the important things in life - friendship, loyalty, and loving one another. This is a book that children and their parents will enjoy together."
- Dina Spiegel, Psy.D, Child Psychologist

"Arthur Wooten has created a vividly imaginative world of talking toys that transports us to another time and place with the luscious illustrations by Bud Santora."
- Gregory G. Allen, Playwright/Director of children's musicals


In Wise Bear William: A New Beginning, toys long forgotten in an attic discover that children are coming up to rescue them.

All wanting to be picked, each toy examines their own self-described shortcomings and turn to one another for comfort and advice. But the most important thing they discover is that as much as you fix things up on the outside, it's what's on the inside that really counts.

With an emotional and surprising ending for all the toys, this heartwarming and timeless tale of love and friendship is destined to become a favorite of young and old for years to come.

Publication Date:
0983563160 / 9780983563167
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic

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