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 >

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VINCENT PAINTS HIS HOUSE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"So very Van Gogh and so very satisfying! (Picture book. 3-8)"
The conceit at the center of this celebration of art and color? Tell a pleasingly repetitive tale featuring the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh without ever mentioning his full name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDE, FLY GUY, RIDE! by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Keep flying, Fly Guy! (Early reader. 4-8)
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A ride in the car has never been scarier—or this much fun Read full book review >

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GREEN WILMA, FROG IN SPACE by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"What gives Wilma a touch of the special is her equanimity; after all, she finds herself in some pretty strange precincts, but she keeps her cool and her focus, even though she never gets the fly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
More than 15 years ago, Green Wilma made a splashy, absurdist debut (Green Wilma, 1993), and now Arnold has splendidly resurrected the young frog. Read full book review >

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PARTS by Tedd Arnold
by Tedd Arnold, illustrated by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Stupid, silly, and base, in equal measure, this has watercolor illustrations that are textured with colored-pencil curlicues in such a way that they look hairy—like the tangles that clog a shower drain. (Book-of-the- Month Club) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold (The Simple People, 1992, etc.) cashes in by grossing out the picture-book set in this story in rhyme, which kids with rough-and-ready sensibilities will relish and fastidious adults will shun, for the same reasons. 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 >