A young bug's father gets hurt at work and has to take to his bed with casts on three of his legs and "bandages on his head." The son, Jazper, sets out to get a job so they can pay the rent on their eggshell home. Jazper finds a job taking care of a home while the five moth owners are away. In the home he finds books-books about magic. Jazper loves to read. He learns magic from the books and when he gets home he shows his father what he can do. Calling himself the Amazing Jazper, he starts a career performing magic tricks until the moths hear about it and come after him. This is hilarious.