Buster & Phoebe (Hardcover)

The Great Bone Game

By Lisze Bechtold

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618208623, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2003

List Price: 15.00*
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When Buster comes to live at Roger’s house, he has much to learn about the world at large.
Thank goodness Phoebe is there to teach him. She will instruct him about puppy bones, about smart bones and marked bones. And bones that mysteriously disappear. But all on his own Buster will learn something much more important.
With lively and spontaneous drawings, this chapter book for beginning readers shows how a goodhearted and generous dog discovers one of the riches of life—beyond bones.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Buster & Phoebe: The Great Bone Game

“The author/illustrator of Buster: The Very Shy Dog exhibits her winning humor in this beginning chapter book. The comic watercolor–and–ink drawings tell a story of their own, with expressions and poses that are guaranteed to entertain.” School Library Journal

"...ink and watercolor illustrations are plentiful and engagingly varied in size to give each turn of the page a fresh start." Horn Book