Buzz by Janet S. Wong

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A child experiences the sights and sounds of morning--from the bee buzzing outside to the noise of the awakening household to the flurry before Daddy and Mommy leave for work and Grandma comes to spend the day. Buzz celebrates the warm familiarity of the family routine, as well as the childlike game of discovering a recurring sound--buzzzz--within the hubbub of daily life. •An acclaimed poet's first picture book •A playful concept book that explores sound •Portrays a contemporary parent-child relationship, with appeal for working parents

About Janet S. Wong

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Janet S. Wong is the author of more than a dozen picture books and poetry collections. Her work includes "Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams, " a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book, and "Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions, " both illustrated by Julie Paschkis, as well as "Grump, " a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Book, illustrated by John Wallace. Janet lives with her family in Medina, Washington. BETSY R. ROSENTHAL is a new voice in children's poetry. "My House Is Singing" is her first book. She lives in Pacific Palisades, California. MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE's distinctive artwork has graced several well-received picture books. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Published May 1, 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wong turns from the nearly surreal, hypnotic world of Night Garden to this wide-eyed, cheerful tale offering a boy's view of a busy weekday morning. From the opening spreads, an industrious bee acts a

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It's a hectic household, but Wong's story emphasizes the boy's reassuring routine in her insistent staccato prose: ""BUZZZ I run to the front door when Grandma comes and I kiss Grandma hello and I kiss Mommy good-bye so she can fly BUZZ outside like a busy bee."" In her first children's book, Cho...

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Common Sense Media

It's morning and the whole house is waking up to buzzes, hums, and beeps in this delightfully noisy picture book about one little boy's morning routine, all set against glorious patterned illustrations.

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Riding high on the notion that an impeccably written but scathing review can be a delightful, entertaining read in itself, literary website The Omnivore has unveiled a sophomore edition of its Hatchet Job of the Year Award.

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