Lisze Bechtold

Author, Illustrator, Animator

Sally and the Purple Socks

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


Lisze is an animator, author, and illustrator. She loves to create characters in every way--through writing, drawing, modeling, animating, and even voice over acting. Many of her characters were inspired by pets with big personalities. Others have arrived from Odd Juxtapositions, a town not far from here.

Her books have won awards such as The Maryland Blue Crab Award, Oppenheim Gold Award, and Children's Choice. Her film credits include: "Ferngully", "Flower Planet", and Disney's "The Prince and the Pauper".

Lisze says, "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 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]

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