Lisze Bechtold

Author, Illustrator, Animator

Buster the Very Shy Dog

Buster the Very Shy Dog

Buster the Very Shy Dog

Buster the Very Shy Dog

Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999 (K-3)
ISBN: 0-395-85008-8
(early chapter book)

In three short chapters, Buster briefly overcomes his natural shyness, discovers his particular talent, and teams up with Phoebe to capture the garbage bandit. An Oppenheimer Gold Award book. Although easy to read, the subject matter of the stories is interesting to all ages. It has been in print since 1999 and is recommended by several websites on shyness.

Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999 (K-3)
ISBN: 0-395-85008-8
(early chapter book)

REVIEWS

“...these tales about the new dog at home will provide plenty of resonance for young readers, not to mention younger siblings.”
--The Horn Book Magazine

“The author/​illustrator exhibits her winning humor in this beginning chapter book.”
--School Library Journal

“...The artist is at her best when she gets specific, as in a series of three Thurber-like spot illustrations when the pooch takes notice of a little girl who feels left out of the festivities...”
--Publishers Weekly

Selected Works

Leveled Reader
Buster tries to help a homeless kitten, over the objections of his friends.
A very shy dog finds his special skill in a house full of outgoing pets.
Picture Book
Sally the duck is challenged by a pair of unruly purple socks.
A vain cat discovers a new talent
Sassy Toots invites herself into a house that already has three cats.
Early Chapter Book
An excessively shy dog finds his place in a new home.
Big sister Phoebe takes advantage of Buster’s gullibility.

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