Lisze Bechtold

Author, Illustrator, Animator

"If Tootsie Had Her Way"

Art for "Mad Cat" poem

The poems arrived in no particular order, so I decided to arrange them by season to give the book a subtle narrative, with the "Lost Cat" poem as the climax.

Toots the Cat

Toots the Cat

Henry Holt & Company, 2005
ISBN: 0-8050-6841-4
(picture book)

Written by Karla Kuskin and Illustrated by Lisze Bechtold.

Every cat lover will recognize their own pet in Tthis collection of cat poems inspired by Karla Kuskin's sassy cat, Toots.

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 Busterís gullibility.

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