Buz

Paperback | March 26, 1999

byRichard Egielski

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When a young boy accidentally swallows poor Buz , a bug, along with his morning cereal, he's prescribed two pills to remedy the situation. Little does he know what is going on inside! In his award-winning signature style, Richard Egielski invents an ingenious behind-the-scenes adventure of two keystone cop-like pills in pursuit of a bug inside a human body. Buz eventually makes his escape, only to discover he has caught a bug of his own. On with the chase!

New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 1995
1998 Young Reader's Choice Award, Pennsylvania
An ABA Pick of the Lists

100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 1995 (NY Public Library)
1995 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)
Children's Choices for 1996 (IRA/CBC)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1995 (NYT)
1995 Parent's Choice Silver Award for Picture Books
1998 PA Young Reader's Choice Award

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This funny story has wacky illustrations to match. It’s about a boy who swallows Buz, a bug, along with his cornflakes. The doctor prescribes a pair of policeman pills, who search all over for poor harried Buz. Eventually, he makes his way out of the boy’s eye during bath time. When Buz gets home, tired and wet, he learns that he’s cau...

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When a young boy accidentally swallows poor Buz , a bug, along with his morning cereal, he's prescribed two pills to remedy the situation. Little does he know what is going on inside! In his award-winning signature style, Richard Egielski invents an ingenious behind-the-scenes adventure of two keystone cop-like pills in pursuit of a...

Richard Egielski is the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of Hey, Al and many other books for children, including the Tub People series by Pam Conrad. He is also the author and illustrator of Buz and Jazper, both New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Three Magic Balls, and The Gingerbread Boy. Mr. Egielski lives in Milford, New Jers...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8 × 0.07 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064434796

ISBN - 13:9780064434799

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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This funny story has wacky illustrations to match. It’s about a boy who swallows Buz, a bug, along with his cornflakes. The doctor prescribes a pair of policeman pills, who search all over for poor harried Buz. Eventually, he makes his way out of the boy’s eye during bath time. When Buz gets home, tired and wet, he learns that he’s caught a germ.

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"In his debut as an author, Egielski is in complete command of his artistic material...A clever concept, executed with style and wit." (Kirkus Reviews)