Book signing held for Butler Blue’s new publication

(WISH Photo / Drew Blair)
(WISH Photo / Drew Blair)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A newly released children’s book featuring Butler University’s mascot got a stamp of approval but its namesake.

Copies of  “Good Boy, Blue!” were inked with Blue’s paw print Saturday morning during a book signing held in the campus bookstore.

Blue’s owner and the book’s author, Michael Kaltenmark was on hand with Blue III, also known as Trip, to sign and stamp copies.

The book tells the story of the mascot as a puppy, trying to find his way and make sense of right versus wrong in his life. Kaltenmark said his intention was to offer positive lessons to children while conveying “The Butler Way.”

“It’s a great opportunity to connect with our fans and the Indianapolis community,” Kaltenmark said. “We’re really proud of the message that [the book] provides to our campus community and beyond.”

Kaltenmark said Saturday’s event was the first of many to be held across Indianapolis.

Proceeds from the book will be split to support the University’s live mascot program and compensate its illustrator, Jingo de la Rosa of Bloomington, Ind.

The book is available at the Butler bookstore and through,, and provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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