Buried Treasure is a SpongeBob SquarePants book by various authors and illustrators. It was published by Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon on September 21, 2004 and contains 160 pages. The six books in this issue are The Amazing SpongeBobini, Hands Off!, SpongeBob's Secret Valentine, And the Winner Is..., SpongeBob and the Princess, and Bottoms Up! Jokes from Bikini Bottom.


This story starts out with SpongeBob pointing out a poster for a circus that reads "The Stingray Brothers & Barnacle Bay Shrimp's Circus: Greatest Show Under the Sea! Patrick then says he wishes the circus would come to the sea, and SpongeBob says Bikini Bottom is under the sea, and Patrick says, "I always wondered why there were so many fish around here."

The next day, SpongeBob runs up to Patrick's rock and knocks on it, but does not get an answer. SpongeBob knocks again, and once again, no answer. SpongeBob lifts up the rock to find Patrick lying sick in bed. SpongeBob wants to help his friend and does what his grandmother would do in this situation. He sings a song that goes: "Get well Patrick, don't be sick! This little song will do the trick! La-la-la you'll feel better! By the time I knit this sweater!" The song doesn't work.

SpongeBob tries to do a get-well dance and jumps around Patrick's bed. But that didn't work either! Next, SpongeBob tries hypnotizing Patrick. "You are not sick," Patrick sneezes in SpongeBob's face with a loud "ACHOO!!!" SpongeBob announces that he's now leaving for the circus. Patrick clutches SpongeBob's leg and begs SpongeBob to stay with him, but SpongeBob runs off, promising to bring him some circus peanuts.

SpongeBob arrives at the circus and takes his seat. SpongeBob loves it and begins talking to Patrick, but realizes he isn't there. SpongeBob is saddened and begins to cry. He decides to head home to do what any "self respecting sponge would do."

Patrick is at home when he is awakened by a loud voice. "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND ALL STARFISH NAMED PATRICK!!!" Patrick leaps out of bed and stares in awe at the source of the sound. SpongeBob is wearing a top hat and a fake mustache. "WELCOME TO THE SECOND GREATEST CIRCUS UNDER THE SEA!" SpongeBob begins the show with a juggling act. he tosses five spatulas up while balancing ten Krabby Patties on his head. SpongeBob then runs over to a very tiny tightrope. Patrick hides under his pillow and refuses to look. Next, SpongeBob swallows one of Squidward's clarinets before saying, "Don't try this at home!" "Too late," says Patrick with his mouth full of instrument. For his final act SpongeBob shoots himself out of a cannon. SpongeBob took a final bow. Patrick cheers as he runs out, to show SpongeBob what he missed. SpongeBob asks: "Wait, aren't you sick?" "Not anymore! The circus cured me!" Yells a happy Patrick!


SpongeBob is seen looking into a dug-in hole and the name of the book is imprinted in red and yellow text. There is also text written in the sand on the upper left side, which reads "6 Stories Inside!"

Books (VE)

A Christmas CoralA Very Krusty ChristmasAdventures in Bikini BottomAnd the Winner Is...Another Day, Another Sand DollarAre We There Yet?Atlantis SquarePantisAttack of the Zombies!Behold, No Cavities!Best in ShowBikini Bottom RiddlesBlizzard Bluster!: SpongeBob's Book of Frosty FunniesBlast Off, Splash Down!Bottoms Up! Jokes from Bikini BottomBubble Blowers, Beware!Bubble BustersBubble TroubleBuried TreasureBad Luck DayCamp SpongeBobChuckle and Cringe: SpongeBob's Book of Embarrassing StoriesClass ConfusionClassroom Crack-ups!Confessions of a SpongeCrime and FunishmentDancing With The StarDeep-Sea TalesDon't Pencil Me In!Don't Rock the BoatDemolition DerbyDrive ThruFactory Fresh!FearlessFind It!Fish Happens!For the Love of BubblesFood Fight!Friends ForeverGo, Graduate!: All the Best from Bikini BottomGone Jellyfishin'Gone Nutty!Good Enough to Eat!Good Ideas... and Other DisastersGuitar Songs: Songs for a Duck at SeaGrand Prize Winner!Hands Off!Happy Birthday, SpongeBob!Haunted HouseboatHall MonitorHide and SneakHooray for Dads!I Ripped My Pants!Ice Cream DreamsIce Cream TimeIt's a SpongeBob Christmas!In a FixJellyfish JamJokes from the Krusty KrabKrabby Patty CaperKrusty Krab AdventuresLife's a Beach and Other SpongeBob-ismsLunch RushMistaken IdentityMan Sponge Saves the DayMother Knows BestMoms Are the Best!Merry Christmas, SpongeBobMeow...Like a Snail?!My Happy Book: SpongeBob's 10 Happiest MomentsNaughty Nautical NeighborsNautical Nonsense: A SpongeBob Joke BookNew Student StarfishOnce Upon a SpongeBobPatrick's Backpack BookPirates of Bikini BottomPest of the WestRipped PantsRock Stars!Rub A Dub DubSalty Sea StoriesScared Silly!Sea MailShow Me the Bunny!Special Delivery!SpongeBob Airpants: The Lost EpisodeSpongeBob and the PrincessSpongeBob DetectivePants: The Case of the Missing SpatulaSpongeBob DetectivePants in the Case of the Vanished SquirrelSpongeBob Goes Green!SpongeBob Goes to the DoctorSpongeBob JokePantsSpongeBob MoviePantsSpongeBob PartyPantsSpongeBob Saves the DaySpongeBob, Soccer Star!SpongeBob SquarePants Joke BookSpongeBob SquarePants Trivia BookSpongeBob SquarePants: The Essential GuideSpongeBob LovePantsSpongeBob SpookyPantsSpongeBob Tees OffSpongeBob RoundPantsSpongeBob's Book of ExcusesSpongeBob's Easter ParadeSpongeBob's Runaway RoadtripSpongeBob's Secret ValentineSpongeBob's Slap ShotSpongeBob SquarePants Sudoku Puzzles 1SpongeBob SquarePants Sudoku Puzzles 2SpongeBob SquarePants Sudoku Puzzles 3Sponge on the Run!Spongezilla Attacks!Stop the Presses!Stopped ClockTales From Bikini BottomTea at the TreedomeTell Me, Magic ShellThe Art Contest: No Cheating Allowed!The Amazing SpongeBobiniThe Big Halloween ScareThe Great EscapeThe Great Train MysteryThe Adventures of Man Sponge and Boy Patrick in Goodness, Man Ray!The Adventures of Man Sponge and Boy Patrick in What Were You Shrinking?The Adventures of Man Sponge and Boy Patrick in E.V.I.L vs. the I.J.L.S.AThe Good, The Bad, and the KrabbyThe Good, The Bad, and the Krabby!The Great Snail RaceThe Never-Ending StayThe Song That Never EndsThe SpongeBob SquarePants Experience: A Deep Dive into the World of Bikini BottomThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Cine-Manga)The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: The Junior NovelizationThe Annual Big Book of SpongeBob SquarePantsThe Three Little NeighborsThey Blow Up So Fast!Trouble at the Krusty Krab!UFO!Vote for SpongeBobWhere's Gary?What's Cooking, SpongeBob?Who's Hungry?WhoBob WhatPants?Yo-Ho-Ha-Ha-Ha!: A Pirate Joke BookYou're Fired!You Snooze, You LoseZoo Day Disaster