Lisze Bechtold

Author, Illustrator, Animator

Sally and the Purple Socks

Coming Spring 2015 - A new Buster book!

Toots the Cat written by Karla Kuskin, Illustrated by Lisze Bechtold


I am an animator, author, and illustrator who loves to create characters in every way--through writing, drawing, modeling, animating, and even voice over acting. Many of my characters were inspired by pets with big personalities. (I seem to have a knack for picking them.)

I believe a child is far more demanding of clarity and brevity in books than an adult, and yet a child is delightfully more tolerant of silliness. I love the challenge of expressing deep feelings with silliness and brevity.

Book Awards:
Maryland Blue Crab Award, Oppenheim Gold Award, and Children's Choice.

Film credits include:
"Ferngully", "Flower Planet", and Disney's "The Prince and the Pauper".

Book Reviews:
“The author/​illustrator exhibits her winning humor in this beginning chapter book.”
--School Library Journal [Buster the Very Shy Dog]

“...its elegant and humorous text makes this a pleasure to read aloud...”
--Adventures for Kids [Edna's Tale]

“...Scoot over, Mudge.”
--Kirkus Reviews [Buster the Very Shy Dog]

Interior art for Buster & Phoebe: the Great Bone Game

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