Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hi Fly Guy

Hi Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold, 2005

"Flies can't be pets! Flies are Pests!" is what Buzz thinks while he is searching for a new pet to enter the pet contest. Then, THIS fly says the boy's name, Buzz. Buzz is delighted and names him Fly Guy. When his parents hear Fly Guy call their son's name they also understand just how smart the fly really is. Now, can Buzz and Fly Guy convince the judges at the pet show?

What a terrific early reader this book is. It is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book and deservedly so. Ted Arnold's comic illustrations punctuate the story and provide plenty of laughs. I was chuckling at every page. An emerging reader will find the large font very easy to read. The book even has chapters. I think guys will especially crack up at this fly comedy.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good one, Camille! After reading your review, I just requested this one from the library.

Anonymous said...

This was my sons first 'chapter book' and he thought he was pretty special after he read it. It is really cute! There is a follow up too called Super Fly Guy, just as good.

Kyndal said...

My older son struggled with learning to read most of his 1st grade year. This book was one he could read all by himself. I caught him lying in bed one night with his reading light on, reading away. did this mother's heart good!

Camille said...

I'm going to look for Super Fly Guy.