Bunion Burt

Bunion Burt

Illustrated by: Jack E. Davis
For Ages: 4 - 8
Ouch! Burt's feet hurt! Granny Gert and Cousin Kurt and Old Doc Smurt and Sister Vert try everything they can think of to help Burt feel better. But nothing works! Is there anything that will cure Burt's achin' feet?

Marsha Hayle's laugh-out-loud rhymes and Jack E. Davis's wacky pictures will have kids cheering for Burt right up until the surprise ending.
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  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416941323 | 
  • November 2009 | 
  • Grades P - 3 | 
  • Lexile AD800L
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About the Author

Marsha Hayles
Photograph courtesy of the author

Marsha Hayles

Marsha Hayles is the author of numerous picture books, including Bunion Burt, Beach Play, Pet of a Pet, The Feathered Crown, Pajamas Anytime, and He Saves the Day. She lives in Rochester, New York with her family. Visit Marsha's website at marshahayles.com.


Author Revealed

Marsha Hayles
Q. how did you come to write Bunion Burt?

A. I have always had sore feet. When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, I ran barefoot as much as possible. I have a picture of me as a little girl standing without any shoes on in my front yard with mounds of snow by my side. Of course, most times I did have to wear shoes, though they almost always hurt. And still do. On one of my daily walks—probably when I felt a blister popping up on my heel—the first lines of the book came to me: “Bunion Burt had feet that hurt. They pinched and poked and pained him.” Only much later did I realize that the story had another connection—besides my sore feet—to my childhood. In school I heard lots of tall tales about Minnesota’s favorite lumberjack, Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox. I even visited statues of Paul Bunyan around the state. So maybe it isn’t an accident that my character’s first name Bunion, though spelled differently, is pronounced just like Paul Bunyan’s last name. But instead of an ox, my character has a cat by his side. Watch for Bunion Burt’s faithful kitty on each page of the book.

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