Buster Brown & Co, the children's division of Brown Shoe Company Inc (NYSE: BWS), is to design and market kids' shoes featuring the Dragon Tales television characters. The licensing agreement is with Sesame Workshop, one of the show's reators.Currently available in select retail outlets, the Dragon Tales line of athletic shoes is designed for girls and boys ages 2 to 5 (sizes 5-12) and features Emmy, her younger brother Max, and the four flying dragons: Ord, Cassie, and two headed dragons Zak and Wheezie. The line will include athletic shoes, sandals, slippers, casual styles, and boots, and will hit stores in spring 2001. "This licensing agreement represents an exciting entree for us into the pre-school footwear market and complements our portfolio of children's footwear," said Marci Ranger, director, children's marketing for Buster Brown & Co. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to align ourselves with Sesame Workshop, one of the forerunners of educational preschool programming," she added.