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Betty G. Birney (Author of The World According to Humphrey)
From kindergarten through graduation, I attended school in Affton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Then I graduated from Webster College (now Webster University) in Webster Groves, Missouri. Of course, I majored in English and kept on writing.
After working in advertising in St. Louis, Missouri and in Chicago, Illinois, I eventually moved to Southern California. First, I worked for Disneyland (fun job!) in the advertising department. The monorail whizzed past my window all day long. Then I worked at the Disney Studio in Burbank, where I had another fun job, writing and producing television and radio commercials and theatrical trailers (previews of coming attractions) for everything from re-releases of Cinderella and Fantasia to Tex.
When the Disney Channel was started, I became a writer and story editor for WELCOME TO POOH CORNER. Since then, Ive written more than 200 episodes of animated and live-action television programs including MADELINE, DOUG, BOBBYS WORLD, DUMBOS CIRCUS, THE PUZZLE PLACE, CAMP CANDY, LITTLE MOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, WHERES WALDO, FRAGGLE ROCK and ZOOBILEE ZOO. Thats right, I write cartoons! I also wrote a number of award-winning afterschool specials and many interactive CD-ROM programs, including the award-winning Berenstain Bears on their Own, Richard Scarrys Busiest Neighborhood Ever, and The Crayon Factory.
A made-for-television family movie I wrote, MARY CHRISTMAS, starring John Schneider, Cynthia Gibb and Tom Bosley, aired on the PAX network in 2002. It was the highest rated movie in PAX history and has aired each Christmas season since then.
I have been fortunate enough to win a Writers Guild of America Award and three Humanitas Prizes (as well as two other nominations). In 2002, I won a Daytime Emmy Award for MADELINE, after two previous Emmy nominations. More recently, I received the Christopher Award for FRIENDSHIP ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY, many childrens choice awards for THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY and was inducted into the Affton (MO) School District Hall of Fame.
The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
Betty G. Birney (1947) Biography
Born , in St. Politics: "Independent. Hobbies and other interests: "Reading of course! Children's book author, scriptwriter, and author of educational software. Advertising copywriter for agencies in St.
Now, after giving Humphrey top billing in 13 books for middle grade readers, seven chapter books, and two nonfiction books, Birney offers Og a turn as narrator in Life According to Og the Frog , which is due out this month. The amphibian daydreams about his former life in the swamp, snacks on crickets the friendly students drop in his tank, and composes chirpy poems and songs, but when the class debates whether Og should be returned to the wild rather than live in an indoor tank, he frets he may have to bid farewell to his school life. Birney spoke with PW about the genesis of her original series and its new offshoot, and the messages her latest novel imparts. What initially sparked the idea of writing in the voice of a classroom pet? When kids ask me why I began writing about Humphrey, they are often disappointed that it was not because I have a hamster named Humphrey! In fact, the teacher sometimes wore a boa constrictor around her waist!
Betty About Me. I wrote my first "book" at age seven. It was called "Teddy Bear in the Woods" and was followed by a sequel. Luckily, my parents encouraged my.
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Sign up for our newsletters! I wrote my first "book" at age seven. It was called "Teddy Bear in the Woods" and was followed by a sequel. I didn't just write, however. I loved school, but I loved vacations, too! From kindergarten through graduation, I attended school in Affton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Of course, I majored in English and kept on writing.
From kindergarten through graduation, I attended school in Affton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Of course, I majored in English and kept on writing. After working in advertising in St. First, I worked for Disneyland fun job! The monorail whizzed past my window all day long. Then I worked at the Disney Studio in Burbank, where I had another fun job, writing and producing television and radio commercials and theatrical trailers previews of coming attractions for everything from re-releases of "Cinderella" and "Fantasia" to "Tex.