Buz by Richard 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


About Richard Egielski

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Illustrator, Richard Egielski was born July 16, 1952. He was the winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks. He wrote and illustrated Buz and Jazper which are New York Times Best Illustrated Books for Children. Other books illustrated by Egielski include The Tub People and The Tub Grandfather by Pam Conrad.
Published September 1, 1995 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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Buz is certainly not the usual cute, fluffy protagonist created with preschoolers in mind, for whom the content of this tale is perfectly suited, but in his debut as an author, Egielski is in complete command of his artistic material.

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Between the pill police and the hapless Buz, it is a toss-up whether children will get a grasp for the invisible workings of pills, germs and ``bugs,'' or if they will become confused.

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