HI! FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold

HI! FLY GUY

Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Pest—or Pet? A fly changes some minds in this diminutive tale—first, by astounding the lad who captures him in a jar (“BUZZ!” “You know my name! You are the smartest pet in the world!”), then, thanks to some fancy flying, by convincing the lad’s parents and ultimately even the judges of the Amazing Pet Show that he’s more than just a nuisance. A pop-eyed, self-confident mite in Arnold’s droll cartoon illustrations, Fly Guy’s up to any challenge, whether it be eating a hot dog (well, most of it, anyway), or performing amazing aerial acrobatics; readers drawn by the flashy foil cover will stick around to applaud this unusually capable critter. Any similarity to Ezra Jack Keats’s Pet Show! (1972) is surely coincidental. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-439-63903-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Cartwheel/Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2005




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