Fuzzbucket---a wise, loving but invisible creature---helps Mikey cope with his parents and the trauma of his first day in junior high. In return, Mikey helps create a concoction that will make him visible to everyone.
Although he appears to be imaginary to everyone besides 12-year-old Mikey, Fuzzbucket is very real. He just happens to be invisible. Wise and caring, this wonderfully wacky creature becomes Mikey's best friend, helping him through the first day of junior high and a maze of family squabbles. In return, Mikey helps create a concoction that will make him visible to everyone.