Great Illustrated Books

Hi! Fly Guy

By Tedd Arnold

Pages : 30
Suggested Ages: 2-6
ISBN: 9780439639033

A boy named Buzz sets off in his pith helmet to catch something smart for The Amazing Pet Show. Boink. He bumps into a fly. The fly stomps his feet and says, "Buzz!" "You know my name!" Buzz exclaims. "You are the smartest pet in the world!" At first, the judges laugh at Fly Guy. "Flies can't be pets. Flies are pests." But Fly Guy sure proves them wrong with fancy flying that earns him the Smartest Pet ribbon. The silver psychedelic holograph cover alone could entertain readers for hours. The story, as easy an early reader as you can find, will make them laugh endlessly, too, as will the companion books, including Super Fly Guy; Fly High, Fly Guy; and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy.

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Themes : HUMOR. PETS.

If you love this book, then try:

Arnold, Tedd. Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name. Scholastic, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0590109949

Arnold, Tedd. Even More Parts. Dial, 2004. ISBN-10: 0803729383

Arnold, Tedd. More Parts. Dial, 2001. ISBN-13: 978-0142501498

Arnold, Tedd. No Jumping on the Bed. Dial, 1987. ISBN-13: 978-0803700383

Arnold, Tedd. No More Water In the Tub! Dial, 1995. ISBN-13: 978-0140564303

Arnold, Tedd. Parts. Dial, 1997. ISBN-13: 978-0140565331

Arnold, Tedd. Super Fly Guy. Scholastic/Cartwheel, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-0439639040

Arnold, Tedd. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy. Scholastic/Cartwheel, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0439639064

Arnold, Tedd. Fly High, Fly Guy. Scholastic/Cartwheel, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0545007221

Aylesworth, Jim. Old Black Fly. Henry Holt, 1992. ISBN-13: 978-0805039245

Hoose, Phillip M., and Hannah Hoose. Hey, Little Ant. Tricycle, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-1883672546

Jorgensen, Gail. Gotcha. Scholastic, 1997. ISBN-13: 978-0439365406

Karas, G. Brian. I Know an Old Lady. Scholastic, 1984. ISBN-13: 978-0316931274

Peters, Lisa Westberg. When the Fly Flew In. Dial, 1994. ISBN-13: 978-0803714311

Taback, Simms. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Viking, 1997. ISBN-13: 978-0859531344

Critics have said

Suitably wacky cartoon art accompanies the text, which is simple enough for beginning readers ready to soar to a chapter-book format.
Publishers Weekly
Arnold's amusing flight of fancy is illustrated with plenty of humor.
Readers drawn by the flashy foil cover will stick around to applaud this unusually capable critter.
Kirkus Reviews