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Children's LiteratureFly Guy is Buzz's pet fly with a personality and charm that only a fly could have. He goes to school with Buzz and participates in classroom activities. Fly Guy's favorite place is the lunchroom with its soiled dishes, smelly mop, and best all, the luscious contents of the trash cans. He quickly becomes the favorite of Roz the lunchroom lady, who feeds him all the scraps that a fly could love. Unfortunately, Roz's boss fires her. because there should be no flies in the lunchroom, and he hires Miss Muzzle, a talentless cook whose burnt cuisine has everyone deeply missing Roz, even the boss. Buzz concocts a plan with Fly Guy. The next day at school, Fly Guy activates the plan by running into Miss Muzzle's nose which sends her in an outrage. Wildly, she swings her fly swatter to eliminate Fly Guy. Instead, she creates a mess of the lunchroom and is promptly fired. Roz is hired back and she richly thanks her friend with a meal that only he could love, garbage soup! The comical expressions of the large, round-eyed characters let the reader pick up the moods in this fast paced, brightly colorful story with a sparkly cover. 2006, Scholastic Inc, Ages 6 to 8.
—Carrie Hane Hung