Buzz Buzz Buzz
Written by Veronica Uribe
Illustrated by Gloria Calderon
Publication Date June 01, 2001
Two children are settling in for a delicious sleep, when. . .bzzzzzz. . .a mosquito flies into their room.
There's nowhere to hide, there's no way to get rid of the buzzing mosquito. Finally the children jump out of their window and run outside to seek help, but the monkey, the snake and the crocodile are all sound asleep. Deep in the jungle the children find an owl, who offers to fly them home. And there on the windowsill sits frog who definitively solves the mosquito problem. At last, the children can snuggle down into their beds for their delicious sleep.
Poetically written and brillantly illustrated, this is a universal story that any child who has tried to sleep while being tormented by a mosquito will recognize. The dynamic scratchboard illustrations seem to vibrate on the page in this charming bedtime book.
Winner of the Parent's Guide 2001 Children's Media Award 2001
Veronica Uribe has published several highly acclaimed adaptations of tales and rhymes from the oral tradition including Little Book of Fairy Tales and Little Book of Fables as well as award-winning Buzz, Buzz, Buzz, illustrated by Gloria Calderon. She was co-founder of Ediciones Ekare in Venezuela and now runs the publisher's Chilean office. She has also been a member of the Hans Christian Andersen Award jury.
Gloria Calderon is an artist and illustrator of children's books. She was born in Colombia in 1961 and lives now in Boston.
"A lovely bedtime book that offers comfort as well as a glimpse of a different world." Quill & Quire