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A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

A Pet for Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

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A pet for fly guy is about a guy who gets a pet fly. One day when they are out, the fly decides that he wants a pet too. They go to the pet store but the fly doesn't like any of the pets there. He realizes he likes his owner to be his pet instead because that is the only thing that would be easy for him.
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This story is good for children who always want a pet but don't realize how hard it is to find the perfect pet or how hard it is to take care of it. It is important for children to know about the responsibility that comes with having a pet.
Extension ideas:
One idea for an extension could be for the kids to name all the duties that come with having a pet.
Another is to have them draw their pet if they have one. If they do not have a pet, they can draw a pet that they would like to have.
  Kristiridder | Nov 1, 2017 |
The little boy named Buzz makes a friend that is a fly and he names him Fly Guy. Buzz and Fly Guy hang out all the time. One day at the park Buzz notices how everybody has a pet except for Fly Guy, which makes the fly very sad. Buzz tells him not to worry and they search for Fly Guy to have a pet of his own. This is more difficult than they thought, a puppy licked the fly, a cat swatted him, and a frog chased him. At the end of the story they both realize the best pet for Fly Guy is....Buzz!! Such a cute story that little kids will love. ( )
  Ashley.Setzekorn | Nov 9, 2016 |
This story is adorable, it teaches that even the most unlikely can become friends. ( )
  KassRuiz | Dec 3, 2015 |
A Pet For Fly Guy is a great story. The author is very engaging through the creation of the plot of this story and it is paired with suspense. Fly Guy has a pet fly which, for starters, is quite interesting. The story proceeds by Fly Guy and Buzz (Fly Guy's pet fly) looking for a pet for Buzz. Some of the pets that Fly Guy picks out for Buzz are quite questionable and at one point Buzz almost gets eaten by a frog! Will Buzz ever find his own pet? Both Buzz and Fly Guy end up settling on the idea of Fly Guy being Buzz's pet, after all they are already such good friends. The story is further enhanced by the underlying message that even the most unlikely people, can become friends. ( )
  Cdavie3 | Oct 7, 2015 |
I have never read this book before, and as soon as I picked it up, I fell in love with it. It is such a happy and funny book that still has a main plot, which automatically puts this book in my top book list. Two of the major reasons I like this, while there are more, are the illustrations and the plot. The illustrations really make this book what it is, as it really enhances the story and carries over the tone of silliness into the images. On one of the pages, the fly is looking for a pet, and they tried getting him a frog as a pet. This, of course, goes horribly wrong with the frog chasing the fly with its tongue out, trying to eat it. This theme of joyful playing with the characters travels through the book, which just makes the story fun. The illustrations also help further the plot, which was the other reason I really liked this book. The plot not only flows well, but has a nice pace and conflict is light-hearted and funny. The conflict through the book is that Buzz is looking for a pet for his pet, and Fly cannot find a pet that fits him. They go through many animals but in the end, Fly figures out that Buzz, his owner, is the perfect pet for him. While the book is not worldly, the main theme of friendship allows the book to be a great children's book. The message behind this story is that friendship can play many roles, and is a very rewarding time occupation. ( )
  taylorsmith11 | Sep 1, 2015 |
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What is the right pet for Fly Guy?

In the first zany, hilarious Fly Guy picture book, Buzz tries to help Fly Guy find the right pet. It seems that everyone else at the park has a pet, so Fly Guy wants one, too. A dog licked Fly Guy. A frog chased Fly Guy. A cricket was too jumpy. Who will be the best pet for Fly Guy?

Kids will love Fly Guy and Buzz's wacky search for the right pet. Tedd Arnold's signature illustration style and fun story will appeal to fans of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Fly Guy reader series as well as young readers discovering Fly Guy for the first time.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:42 -0400)

In this first Fly Guy picture book, Buzz tries to help Fly Guy find the right pet.

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