Buster the Very Shy Dog

Buster the Very Shy Dog

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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

Join 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. Formatted for Green Light Readers Level 3, this edition of Buster features 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!

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544336063

  • ISBN-10: 0544336062

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $4.99

  • Publication Date: 06/16/2015

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 310L
    • Guided Reading Level K

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Lisze Bechtold

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, visit www.bustertheveryshydog.com for a game starring Buster.
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  • reviews

    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

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544336063

  • ISBN-10: 0544336062

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $4.99

  • Publication Date: 06/16/2015

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 310L
    • Guided Reading Level K

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