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Buster does not like change. But change is coming . . . and its name is Betty.

"Buster was a happy dog. He had everything he could ever want-until one day, when his owner brought home a big box."

Buster hoped there would be juicy steaks or fancy cheeses or spicy sausages in the box. But inside was something Buster did not want. And that something was a cat named Betty.---from the publisher

Buster is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

40 pages                        978-0805062793                         Ages 4-7

Keywords:  dog, cat, change, new experiences, feelings, getting along, humor, fun, animals, feelings, friends, friendship, new friend, map skills, running away, fears, getting lost, pets, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old


In Buster by Denise Fleming the dog, Buster, is really excited when a package shows up at his house.  What wonderful thing will that package bring him?  Turns out something not so wonderful.  In the package is a cat named Betty.  Buster the dog decides this house isn't big enough for both of them and he runs away from home.....how will he find his way back to the home he knows and loves?

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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