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Hi! Fly Guy (2005)

by Tedd Arnold

Series: Fly Guy (1)

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When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.



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I would give this book a 5/5 stars. This book has great illustrations that help children stay engaged while reading. This was a short chapter book and the illustrations added was a good idea. It helped children while reading by giving clues, and also just not seeming as scary to read a chapter book for one of the first times. This book had great dialogue between characters and was very easy to follow along to. The main idea in this story is friendship,l the boy was amazed when the fly called him by his name, "buzz". And even though everyone told him flies were pests not pets he still believed in his pet and they were named the smartest pet in the show. In my opinion, every student who is moving onto chapter books should start with this one. ( )
  aschmi30 | Feb 24, 2020 |
My nieces loved this one. We were surprised to find the little guy from Tedd Arnold's wonderful 'Parts' make an appearance in this book, also. You find out his name in this book. (Although I discovered that, charmingly, my 6-year-old niece thought his name was Parts!) ( )
  tiasreads | Dec 11, 2019 |
This is the story of how Fly Guy and a boy named Buzz meet for the first time. Buzz is amazed because Fly Guy can say his name (buzzzz), so Buzz decides to bring Fly Guy home to show his parents his new pet and to the Amazing Pet Show. Buzz's parents and the judges at the pet show tell Buzz that flies cannot be pets. Fly Guy sees the sadness this brings Buzz, so he decides to prove everyone wrong. Fly Guy wins the award for "smartest pet". The Fly Guy series of books are great choices for children who are just starting to learn to read. They are filled with humor and entertaining illustrations. ( )
  AlyssaMacy | Jan 30, 2019 |
One day Buzz went out on a walk, looking for something to take to the talent show. He caught Fly Guy, and kept him for his own. Then Fly Guy escaped and was pursued by the entire family. Buzz took Fly Guy to the Amazing Pet Show.
  Madelynnvallejo | Nov 26, 2018 |
Very simple illustrations, but they help focus on the theme. It's a silly story but appropriate for primary grades. ( )
  DevDye | Oct 13, 2018 |
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Kindergarten-Grade 2–A boy goes out searching for a smart animal to take to The Amazing Pet Show and bumps into a fly that is intelligent enough to say the childs name, Buzz. Although his parents and the judges feel at first that a fly is only a pest, not a pet, the insect puts on a performance that astounds them all and wins an award. The cartoon illustrations showing characters with exaggerated wide eyes are delightful, but the text is somewhat weak and disjointed.–Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX
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Curriculum Connection:  AASL Std. 4  Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.
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