In case you stumbled on to this site thinking you were going to learn about a purple dinosaur, you should probably know that I am a children's book author/illustrator/singer/songwriter. I was born in Los Angeles. For some reason, I still live here! I have two children who grew up and are in college so now it's my wife and I along with three sweet dogs and a pond full of fish. I have published around thirty books. I also have recorded four CD's of music for children. A while back I wrote songs that were on the PBS show Arthur. Once a year I teach a class at UCLA on writing and illustrating picture books. I travel around the country speaking about writing and illustrating and playing music. My goal is to encourage everyone to find his or her own stories, songs, poetry and art! Click HERE to check out Barney's new book, "Beautiful Oops!" and click HERE for Barney's new iphone app "Where's Nibbly's Nose?"