Buster Undercover (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews

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?

About the Author

Caleb Zane Huett is a tabletop gamemaster, former bookseller, and definitely not a dog with a pen name. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia, and he’s really good at trading card games. Eight different dogs have protected him throughout the years, and he currently has two cats who are furious they weren’t featured in this book. You can find him at calebzanehuett.com.

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338541908
ISBN-10: 1338541900
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English