Buster the Very Shy Dog by Lisze BechtoldBuster the Very Shy Dog by Lisze Bechtold

Buster the Very Shy Dog

byLisze Bechtold

Paperback | June 16, 2015

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"These stories about a puppy searching for his strengths will bring smiles of recognition to the beginning-reader set." - School Library Journal &nbspJoin Buster the very shy dog as he discovers his self-worth and self-confidence in a house full of more outgoing canine and feline characters. Newly formatted for Green Light Readers Level 3, this edition of Buster &nbspfeatures two easy-to-read stories from the original book. In the first, a wary Buster reaches out to befriend a girl who seems sad and lonely at a birthday party. In the second, Buster, insecure about his inability to catch a ball, uncovers a winning talent all his own!
Lisze Bechtold lives in Pasadena, California. She is an award-winning independent filmmaker and former animator for various studios, including Walt Disney. The idea for this story came from many memories living with the real Buster and Phoebe. For a game starring Buster the very shy dog, visit  www.bustertheveryshydog....
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Title:Buster the Very Shy DogFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.14 inPublished:June 16, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544336062

ISBN - 13:9780544336063

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Dog and cat lovers and shy kids everywhere will happily (and successfully) read and reread these stories. - Kirkus The dogs featured have very childlike characteristics, and youngsters will find much to identify with." - Publisher's Weekly "These stories about a puppy searching for his strengths will bring smiles of recognition to the beginning- reader set . . . Bechtold's watercolor-and-ink illustrations are droll and plentiful. Children not quite ready for Cynthia Rylant's Henry and Mudge series appreciate the natural repetition of vocabulary and the brevity of text per page." - School Library Journal "An agreeable, relatable story and above-average cartoon-style artwork that features the particularly appealing Buster. A good choice for kids just past the easiest reader stage. - Booklist, ALA "The digest-sized format of the book is pitched toward both picture-book and beginning-reader audiences, and the lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations have a well-drawn goofiness that barks up just the right tree." - Horn Book "Bechtold makes a sturdy debut with these. . .episodes in the life of a big dog with scrawny self-esteem. Although he is intimidated by strangers and totally unable to catch thrown objects, Buster discovers that he's a good listener, a talent that comes in handy when there's an escaped hamster to track down, a gang of nocturnal garbage-pail plunderers to catch in the act, or a lonely human to comfort. Slinking anxiously through airy, simply drawn scenes, the pop-eyed, charcoal-colored pooch looks ready to bolt at the drop of a hat, and while he finds a measure of courage at last in the company of his outgoing canine companion, Phoebe, readers will want to give him a reassuring hug. Scoot over, Mudge." - Kirkus Reviews "