Shoo, Fly Guy! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun.

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Overview

Boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In a review of the debut book in the series, Hi Fly Guy!, PW wrote, "Suitably wacky cartoon art accompanies the text, which is simple enough for beginning readers ready to soar to a chapter-book format." Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold, the third comical adventure of the boy Buzz and his unusual pet, traces Fly Guy's search for "oozy, lumpy, smelly" food. He lands in some other people's meals before finding his own. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A young boy has a pet fly—yes really—and he calls him Fly Guy. What is even more amazing is that Fly Guy can say the boy's name, Buzz. Now you get the picture in this silly offbeat early reader. Poor Fly Guy. One day he sets off by himself and when he gets back there is a note from Buzz telling him that he has gone on a picnic. Fly Guy sets out to find Buzz and has a couple of fairly dangerous incidents. Just when he thinks he has found his friend, he learns that he has landed on someone's hamburger, pizza, dog bones, and best of all road kill. In each case, he is cast off with "Shoo, Fly." Fortunately, the story has a very happy ending. If you enjoy this book then look for Hi! Fly Guy and Super Fly Guy.
School Library Journal
Fly Guy is back for his third adventure in this rollicking series. This time, the unusual pet is exploring on his own while his owner, Buzz, has gone on a picnic. Fly Guy is searching for something good to eat. Readers are told that his favorite food is "brown, oozy, lumpy, and smelly." His first find isn't "oozy, lumpy, or smelly. But it was brown. Close enough!" Then the boy who is about to eat the hamburger shoos him off, and Fly Guy must look again. The scene repeats as the exuberant bug finds other "close enough" foods and gets shooed away. At last, he finds the perfect brown, oozy, lumpy, smelly food and is reunited with Buzz. This book has tons of kid appeal, as beginning readers follow the small hero through the zippy, funny story. Clear, bright pictures are surrounded by lots of white space, and the large block letters in a casual font are easy to read. Simple sentences with repetition reinforce reading skills in a humorous way. This delightful book is guaranteed to fly off library shelves.-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Buzzy Fly Guy's on his own for most of his third outing. Returning from a foray past garbage, a horse and other intriguingly scented landmarks, Fly Guy finds a note that his human buddy Buzz and family have gone off for a picnic. Away he flies in pursuit-both of Buzz, and of his favorite food, which is "brown, oozy, lumpy and smelly." Being a fly, he is of course willing to settle for any one of those qualities, but the tempting burger, pizza slice, bones and roadkill he finds are already claimed. Poor Fly Guy, shooed away from every snack. Arnold's cartoons are more pop-eyed than ever in this simply told, medium-gross episode, and emergent readers will enjoy following the muscid marauder to final nirvana atop a slice of-yes, shoo-fly pie: brown, oozy, lumpy and smelly. (Easy reader. 5-7)
Kirkus Reviews
Buzzy Fly Guy's on his own for most of his third outing. Returning from a foray past garbage, a horse and other intriguingly scented landmarks, Fly Guy finds a note that his human buddy Buzz and family have gone off for a picnic. Away he flies in pursuit-both of Buzz, and of his favorite food, which is "brown, oozy, lumpy and smelly." Being a fly, he is of course willing to settle for any one of those qualities, but the tempting burger, pizza slice, bones and roadkill he finds are already claimed. Poor Fly Guy, shooed away from every snack. Arnold's cartoons are more pop-eyed than ever in this simply told, medium-gross episode, and emergent readers will enjoy following the muscid marauder to final nirvana atop a slice of-yes, shoo-fly pie: brown, oozy, lumpy and smelly. (Easy reader. 5-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738383330
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Fly Guy Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 30
  • Age range: 6 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Super book!

    Another great fly guy book. All the kids should check it out!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Fun book with great graphics

    Enjoy reading it with my son.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    My kids love this series

    My kids enjoy reading these books.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Pretty good.

    Being a grade school teacher I get to read a LOT of books for children, and this one was fun. The illustrations were colorful and eye-catching. Perfect for keeping kids interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2008

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    My 5 year old says 'Awesome' and my 12 year old says 'Good.' Perfect for beginning readers who are wanting the challenge of a chapter book but still need lots of picture support and repetition.

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    Sure. If you have more questions, please post them at advice result three.

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