A Pet for Fly Guy (Fly Guy Series)

A Pet for Fly Guy (Fly Guy Series)

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by Tedd Arnold
     
 

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What is the right pet for Fly Guy?

In the first zany, hilarious Fly Guy picture book, Buzz tries to help Fly Guy find the right pet. It seems that everyone else at the park has a pet, so Fly Guy wants one, too. A dog licked Fly Guy. A frog chased Fly Guy. A cricket was too jumpy. Who will be the best pet for Fly Guy?

Kids will love Fly Guy and Buzz's wacky

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What is the right pet for Fly Guy?

In the first zany, hilarious Fly Guy picture book, Buzz tries to help Fly Guy find the right pet. It seems that everyone else at the park has a pet, so Fly Guy wants one, too. A dog licked Fly Guy. A frog chased Fly Guy. A cricket was too jumpy. Who will be the best pet for Fly Guy?

Kids will love Fly Guy and Buzz's wacky search for the right pet. Tedd Arnold's signature illustration style and fun story will appeal to fans of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Fly Guy reader series as well as young readers discovering Fly Guy for the first time.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/31/2014
Buzz and Fly Guy’s enormous bug eyes loom all the larger in Arnold’s picture book spinoff. Harkening back to the pet-adoption theme of Hi! Fly Guy (2005), the first title in the author’s bestselling early chapter book series, this story brings Buzz and his pet to the park, where they see kids playing with unorthodox pets: one girl is toting her fish’s aquarium around in a red wagon, while another child has put on boots, thick gloves, and a helmet worthy of a welder in order to play with a porcupine. “No petz!” utters a forlorn Fly Guy, realizing his own lack of a pet and prompting Buzz to take him to a pet store. When none of the prospects there or back in the park fits the bill—a cat swats at him, and a (friendly) spider’s web is “too tangly”—Fly Guy hits on a solution that suits both fine (“Buzz iz petz!”). The high-spirited friendship between these ever-quirky buddies translates well into the picture-book format, which gives Arnold’s digital cartoons even more room to fly. Ages 4–8. (May)
From the Publisher

- A 2015 Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist

Praise for HI! FLY GUY

"Readers drawn by the flashy foil cover will stick around to applaud this unusually capable critter." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Praise for FLY HIGH, FLY GUY!

"A shoo-in for kids who prefer their beginning readers funny and action-packed." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for RIDE, FLY GUY, RIDE!

"Clear type, bright white space, and careful word choice make this a must-read for children ready for books a little more challenging than Elephant and Piggie." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

Children's Literature - Erika Clark
When Buzz and Fly Guy were at the park one day, Buzz looked around at everyone playing with his or her pet. Unfortunately, there was one person who did not have a pet, Fly Guy. So Buzz and Fly Guy went to the pet shop. First, out came a small fluffy golden puppy that licked Fly Guy so hard he flew an inch or two off the ground. Next, out came a shaggy, striped kitten. It slapped Fly Guy so hard that Fly Guy tumbled dizzily away. Then a hungry green frog came out of the pet shop. It chased Fly Guy so fast that Buzz could not even catch up to save Fly Guy. Soon Buzz realized that only the owner could select a best-fit pet. So Buzz and Fly Guy return to the park. There, Fly Guy realized that his perfect pet has been with him the entire time. This comical story about a boy’s pet fly looking for a pet of his own—one that enjoys playing, doing tricks, being a good friend, and last, but not least, has a cool name—is filled with colorful and humorous drawings. It is fit for everyone and every age. Reviewer: Erika Clark; Ages 4 to 8.
School Library Journal
04/01/2014
PreS-Gr 2—Fly Guy's latest adventure is in picture-book format. While on a picnic at the park, Buzz and Fly Guy watch people playing with their zany pets. It seems everyone has a pet…except Fly Guy. The two friends head to the pet shop but have no luck. They go back to the park and search some more, yet the right pet can't be found. After reexamining the type of pet Fly Guy really needs, they come to an excellent conclusion. This heartwarming story offers broad appeal. The highly demonstrative characters, with their oversize golf ball-like eyes, are pictured in one hilarious scene after another. The amazingly bright, layered watercolors with their colored-pencil "scribbles," outlined in black, offer a new richness to the illustrations not matched in the easy-reader format. This humorous selection is fun to read aloud but is also well designed for new readers. The simple text is well placed on each page, including occasional thought and speech bubbles that are easy to follow. Children who have enjoyed other books about Buzz and Fly Guy will love this one, too.—Gaye Hinchliff, King County Library System, WA
Kirkus Reviews
2014-02-05
A boy and his pet fly, Fly Guy, learn that being a friend has lots of similarities to being a pet. Arnold, who has a knack for coaxing the best and the most unusual slant on friendship, brings back his old pal Fly Guy, the fly with really big eyes (even for a fly). Fly Guy and his chum, Buzz ("Fly Guy was the smartest pet in the whole world. He could say the boy's name—‘BUZZ!' "—now that's one smart fly), decide to go to the park one day. At the park, they have a picnic (Buzz has a wicker basket; Fly Guy prefers the smorgasbord in the park trash can); they play around, look at the clouds, watch the other kids and their pets. Fly Guy gets a little blue. He hasn't got a pet of his own, so they go searching for one: cats and dogs (too big), frogs (maybe not), worms (slimy). Then a very little light bulb goes off in Fly Guy's very little brain: Buzz! Buzz can be Fly Guy's pet. Buzz is game, and if being someone's pet sounds a bit sketchy, think of it: Pets need companionship (well, maybe not cats), care, respect, dignity and entertainment. Or just call it a friend. Arnold's "Garfield"-like artwork is snappy, emotive and as colorful as a new car. Readers will agree that being a pet isn't a bad life, as long as you have a good pet keeper. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545316156
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/29/2014
Series:
Fly Guy Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
311,631
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
240L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Tedd Arnold is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Fly Guy, Green Wilma, Parts, and Huggly series and the illustrator of DETECTIVE BLUE. He has received Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for HI! FLY GUY and I SPY FLY GUY! Tedd lives with his wife, Carol, in Florida.

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A Pet for Fly Guy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good books.