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Book Review/Giveaway: Adventures with Buster. Ends April 29th


Adventures with Buster: The Adventures Begin with a Guide Dog Named Buster by London Lake Pickett and illustrated by Lynda F Wilson

About the Book: Adventures with Buster” is a children’s book that will entertain and educate readers about guide dogs and blindness. This is the first book in which London Lake Pickett shares experiences she has had with her guide dog named Buster.

My Review: Meet Buster a Guide Dog who is trained to guide, protect and follow commands in public and at home.

The author London L. Pickett is blind in her left eye and has about ten percent of her vision in her right eye, she shares her story about Buster.  Buster is a black Goldador born at the Southeastern Guide Dogs and professionally trained. When London met Buster it was love at first sight. The time she spent with Buster showed her that he was a strong, smart and gentle dog. She also found out that Buster likes to chew acorns, grass, sticks, rock and even feathers, and even likes to chase bunnies and eat frogs.

Buster wears a harness only when he is working with a sign on the harness that says, “Please don’t pet me I’m working”. It is important to ignore a guide dog when he/she has a sign like that on. There is a list of commands that a guide dog and its owner need to know, this is to ensure their owner gets around safely.

This is a great educational story not only for children but for adults as well. The Illustrations by Lynda Farrington Wilson helps tell the story.

Paperback: 35 pages

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

London Pickett

Buster lives in North Carolina with London, her husband and children, their three dogs, a cat named Bear and four fish.” Adventures with Buster” is the first in a series, “The Buster Series”. “Vacations with Buster” “The Adventures Continue with a Guide Dog Named Buster” is coming soon!

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

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Also win a Size small “Adventures with Buster” t-shirt

Giveaway Ends April 29th , 2013

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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The Winner is #1 – Lisa

April 13, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Oh what a wonderful book! How sweet is the story of Buster!! Would love to share this with my children!

    Comment by lisa | April 13, 2013 | Reply

  2. This book sounds like a great way to talk with my kids about people with disabilities. We sometimes see guide dogs around town. They would love to learn more about one.

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    Comment by domestic diva | April 13, 2013 | Reply

  3. Adventures with Buster is an interesting perspective on guide dogs & adapting to blindness. This would be a good way to address the curiosity of kids when they see a guide dog.

    Comment by tmy56 | April 13, 2013 | Reply

  4. A wonderful story about Guide dogs and their owners. I loved the colorful illustrations. My grandson asked me not too long ago why he couldn’t pet a guide dog we saw and he was a little confused to the statement “he was working’. He’s a little older now and I think he would love this story. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L

    Comment by Carol L | April 14, 2013 | Reply

  5. Thank you Ella!

    Comment by London Lake Pickett | April 14, 2013 | Reply

  6. This would be a great book to tell my grandsons about dogs being more than pets and why they can’t always pet dogs. Recently here in my town a girl with diabetes got a dog to let her parents know if her sugar dropped during the night . A wonderful story about real life.

    Comment by Sharma Darby | April 15, 2013 | Reply

  7. I think that the kids in my classroom would really benefit by reading this: It’s tempting to want to pet a guide dog when you see one out and about (Especially in unusual places like a mall or a grocery store) but kids need to know that they are on the job and the importance of that.

    Comment by Lydia Harpe | April 15, 2013 | Reply

  8. I’m the “Auntie” of two wonderful boys, (almost) 18 and 5 who are both special needs. They love visiting with our 4 dachshunds. Our 15 yr old is deaf with limited vision and our 13 yr old is blind (from PRA). They have learned that the dog’s “limitations” don’t slow them down. I love books like this because it helps reinforce that everyone is special in their own unique way and we all have a purpose and a job to do and everyone is appreciated. Books can be both entertaining and educational at the same time!

    Comment by Amy Burgstede-Rhode | April 15, 2013 | Reply

  9. This has an interesting and relevant idea behind it that I support.

    Comment by Justin | April 20, 2013 | Reply

  10. Buster sounds like a very helpful assistant. I look forward to learning more about his adventures with London.

    Comment by likwan | April 29, 2013 | Reply

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