Lisze Bechtold

Author, Illustrator, Animator

Just published as a Green Light Reader! Buster the Very Shy Dog in the Great Bone Game

Buster the Very Shy Dog Finds A Kitten

Buster the Very Shy Dog as a level 3 reader

Sally and the Purple Socks

Toots the Cat, a collection of cat poems written by Karla Kuskin, Illustrated by Lisze Bechtold


Sally and the Purple Socks
As an author and illustrator of children's books, as well as animator, I love to create characters in every way--through writing, drawing, animating, and voice over acting. Many of my characters were inspired by pets with big personalities. Others come from Odd Juxtapositions, place not far from here.


Maryland Blue Crab Award
Oppenheim Gold Award
Children's Choice


"Dog and cat lovers and shy kids everywhere will happily (and successfully) read and reread these stories."
--Kirkus [Buster the Very Shy Dog Finds A Kitten]

“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]


"Flower Planet"
"The Prince and the Pauper" (Disney)

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