Buster the cat loves to walk on his leash with Mr. Larsen in their neighborhood. But when Mr. Larsen goes to the hospital, Buster runs away!
Josh worries about the big orange cat, so he asks school friends to look for him. If his bunny went missing, Josh knows he would be sad and very upset.
He makes “missing cat” posters and talks about Buster at the school assembly. If anyone sees a big orange cat on the loose, they can call the Rainbow Street Shelter to help with the rescue.
Buster keeps trying to get home and find Mr. Larsen, but mean dogs and traffic get in his way. Will Mr. Larsen be waiting for him on their front porch? Can Josh find Buster before it’s too late?
This second book in the Rainbow Street Shelter series brings the neighborhood together in the search for Buster, who had a hard life before Mr. Larsen adopted him.
Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA
"Cat saves owner’s life!” read the headline, but but who would save Buster’s life?
Buster isn’t a pretty or fluffy cat, but he is a hero. He saved his elderly owner when he took a bad fall in his kitchen. Now Buster’s owner is in the hospital and everyone has forgotten about Buster. Buster escapes the house and tried to find his owner while a boy from the neighborhood who has recently lost his pet rabbit is trying to find Buster. A neat ending for a cat whose owner can no longer keep him and a boy grieving for his pet rabbit.
128 pages 978-0805093827 Ages 4-8
Recommended by: Alice L. Cyphers, Librarian and Reading Specialist, Pennsylvania, USA