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."
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]