Search Results: "Tedd Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

FLY GUY AND THE FRANKENFLY by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"The theme of friendship and loyalty endures in this enjoyable mock-horror tale for new readers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
"It was a dark and stormy night" as series fans find Fly Guy and Buzz hard at work in their 13th adventure. Read full book review >

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DIRTY GERT by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Vegans, locavores, farm-to-table enthusiasts, take note—Gert is as organic as they come and a genuine delectation, worms and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet little ragamuffin, by nature and nurture, is drawn to dirt. Read full book review >

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SUPER FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Keep on buzzing, Fly Guy. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The busy, buzzy beastie introduced in Hi! Read full book review >

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EVEN MORE PARTS by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fans of the first two will laugh their heads off with this entry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arnold returns with a third dose of the idioms that torture poor literal-minded Chip. Read full book review >

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MORE PARTS by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The gross-out factor is toned down for this sequel, but young readers who find Amelia Bedelia a trifle too self-possessed will warm to this neurotic young rhymester. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The literal-minded lad who worried so hilariously about losing his Parts (1997) returns for a series of anxiety-inducing encounters with figures of speech. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PET FOR FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"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)"
A boy and his pet fly, Fly Guy, learn that being a friend has lots of similarities to being a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY GUY PRESENTS: SHARKS by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A first-rate sharkfest, unusually nutritious for all its brevity. (Informational easy reader. 5-7)"
Buzz and his buzzy buddy open a spinoff series of nonfiction early readers with an aquarium visit. Read full book review >

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FLY HIGH, FLY GUY! by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"From the very shiny cover's dizzying perspective to the heroic conclusion, this fifth outing's a shoo-in for kids who prefer their beginning readers funny and action-packed. (Early reader. 4-7)"
When Buzz and his parents take a road trip, pet-of-sorts Fly Guy stows away in the trunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWIN PRINCES by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Presented as a tale being told to Henry's royal chicks by their nanny, it won't outpace 'The Tortoise and the Hare,' and other versions of the folktale, but readers won't have any trouble staying the course. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Replete with poultry-related double entendres and (in the pictures, at least) popeyed, rubber-legged steeds, this tale of sibling rivalry offers plenty of chuckles—even if the climactic twist is too contrived to be credible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY GUY'S BIG FAMILY  by Tedd Arnold
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"'Thankz, Buzz!' says the grateful guest of honor at the end. Readers will agree it's the least a boy could do for his buzzom buddy. (Early reader. 5-7)"
In this antic series' 17th episode, Buzz throws his lonely pet fly a surprizze party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY GUY'S NINJA CHRISTMAS by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Coming up with an easy-to-read, original Christmas story with a funny plot is a tall order, but the addition of the popular ninja theme sends this one soaring. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Fly Guy buzzes in for his 16th outing, with a funny story combining ninja magnetism with the arrival of Santa, all wrapped up in a sparkly, silver cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIX THIS MESS! by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An inept commander and his clueless robot—there are lots of satisfying possibilities there, and Arnold taps into them. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A "remote operating basic utility gizmo"—call him Robug for short—comes to clean Jake the dog's mess, turning the house into hash in the process. Read full book review >