This action-packed follow up to Buster raises the stakes for dogs and humans alike while maintaining all the heart and hilarity of the original. Forced out of his comfort zone, Tonio tries out a few new roles that land him in some tricky situations with his human and animal friends. Comforting and delightfully far-fetched, this story continues to grapple with Tonio's anxiety and how it impacts his relationships in a nuanced and emotionally resonant way. Be sure to get your paws on this one!— Julie Jarema
Buster Undercover is Caleb Zane Huett's second book in the Buster series. I love following the story of Buster and Tonio, a middle school kid who has anxiety. Tonio can't let anyone know that he can communicate with Buster using underspeak. But things get dicey when someone seems to have it out for the dogs. When Tonio has to befriend a bully as a part of a mission, you'll be on the edge of your seat. Huett writes super fun books for children that will be loved by parents and grandparents alike.— Rachel Watkins
Humor and heart come unleashed in this adventure about a boy living with anxiety who must join with his therapy dog to save dogkind from a dog-hating secret agent.
Tonio is not allowed to let anyone know that he can communicate fluently with his therapy dog, Buster. But when dogkind requires that Tonio make friends with a bully, are Tonio and Buster going to go through a ruff patch... or learn some new tricks to keep the dogs in their town safe?
Praise for Top Elf:
"Lots of laughs and wild twists along the way." -- Publishers Weekly
"A light and funny read, perfect for children who celebrate Santa Claus' arrival each December and are interested in a can-do protagonist." -- School Library Journal
"Top Elf is an exhilarating Christmas read, any time of the year." -- Shelf Awareness Pro