Furbily-Furld Takes on the World

A children's illustrated epic poem


About The Book

Furbily-Furld is furious! The poor little lizard who has lived on his home turf for years has been pushed out by a growing town. Then, through miraculous magic, Furbily is given the means to take revenge. But something amazing happens along the way. Find out what in Furbily-Furld Takes on the World!

In this fun children's book designed for elementary school-aged children, Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, and artist Selina Farmer Williams tackle tough issues like anger management, smart growth, conservation, forgiveness and more in an easy-to-understand, illustrated epic poem.

"Furbily was born when my children were both under the age of four. I painted a really silly painting of a dragon-gone-wrong, and my husband said I should write a story about it. So I did.

I wanted to give my kids something long-lasting, a story of their own. Once they started school, I decided it was time. I was blessed to meet Selina Farmer Williams who gave Furbily the form he deserved." -Katherine Gotthardt

Gotthardt has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. She considers herself a writer by nature and by trade, having begun writing for fun as soon as her mother helped teach her to read. She has published multiple collections of poetry, hundreds of online articles and blogs and dozens of print articles.

Learn more about Katherine Gotthardt's work at katherinegotthardt.com.


Read with your child and later explain the more intricate message behind the tale. It is a book of many levels. Well done!

Patricia Daly-Lipe

Award-winning Author

What a beautiful story and a beautiful book! I bought one for each of my children and they love the pictures and talking about Furbily and how he left his home because the people moved in, how sad he was, and the happy ending (which I won't give away!)

H. Berthold

Music Instructor, Business Owner

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