Hi! Fly Guy (Fly Guy Series #1)

Hi! Fly Guy (Fly Guy Series #1)

by Tedd Arnold


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Boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun.

This book is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book!

Praise for HI! FLY GUY:

"A pop-eyed, self-confident mite in Arnold's droll cartoon illustrations, Fly Guy's up to any challenge, whether it be eating a hot dog (well, most of it, anyway), or performing amazing aerial acrobatics; readers drawn by the flashy foil cover will stick around to applaud this unusually capable critter."  --Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439853118
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Series: Scholastic Reader Series: Level 2 , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 11,530
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tedd Arnold is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Fly Guy series and the illustrator of more than 60 books, including DETECTIVE BLUE. He has received Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for HI! FLY GUY and I SPY FLY GUY! Tedd lives with his wife, Carol, in upstate New York.

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Hi, Fly Guy 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Grandma-3boys More than 1 year ago
My 5 yr. old grandsons agree; Fly Guy is the greatest character ever and his relationship with BUZZ is one that brings laughter and will have you reading this book over and over again.
mleeklein More than 1 year ago
I bought our first Fly Guy book at a book fair my son to read aloud to his class at school. He reads it every day to our daughter too, who loves the illustrations. I am now buying every book in the series! Very entertaining for beginning readers, and my son loves that the book is broken up into chapters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First heard about the series at the Scholastic Book Fair at my daughter's school and thought about it and decided to get it cause once my daughter heard how her principal enjoys it she thought it had to be good. Bought and now we have two of the four of the series. My daughter wants to hear it again and again now more than ever and she's 6 years old. WOW! She even tries to do the voices herself! Gotta love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My niece has already read and reread this book. It was absolutely a great choice.
prncskarin More than 1 year ago
My son asked for this for Christmas and he just loves it! It's a very cute book and is easy for him to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The whole 'Fly Guy' series is very popular with my daughter's 1st grade class. Our fabulous school librarian reads each new 'Fly Guy' book, and the kids hang on every word. They are great fun!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the best book for little readers
ClaireWilPratt More than 1 year ago
read it its amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a fun great book then check this out. I am a new grandmother and I read this book to my six month old grandaughter and she just loves them they make her laugh when I make the voices of the fly.
arielaver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The simple language in this text does is used so well and in such funny ways that young readers will quickly become engaged and invested in reading this book. Fly Guy is adorable and the idea of keeping a fly as a pet is quite funny.
Sarah21123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy named Buzz catches a fly for a pet. He grows fond of the fly and names him Fly Guy. The book is a simple read for beginning readers. A short story about a friendship, and many more adventures to come.
firhetrick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fly Guy is a super fly. He can do anything he has an owner named Buss Fly Guy, He can say his names also he goes on many adventures. Recommended for people who love to read.
eputney87 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary- Buzz runs into a fly. They become friends. Buzz keeps the fly and names him Fly Guy. Fly Guy enters a pet contest and wins the smartest pet award. Strength- Facial Expressions of Characters Both the fly and the boy have priceless facial expressions on each page that keep the reader engaged with a smile on his/her face. Use with Kids- This would be a great first "chapter book" to read with a new reader. It is broken down into 3 page chapters. The book has a meaningful plot and engaging pictures.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
S read this one at seven years, in 2nd grade. This is an easy read, more kindergarten/first grade, but it's fun and she enjoyed it.A good boy read!
ktibbs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a goofy story about a boy to makes a fly his pet and the pet begins to listen to commands and perform tricks. This could be a great resource for realistic fiction writing. Students could see the twist of a simple pet contest and making the twist of having a fly win the contest.
katrinafroelich on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A vibrant and fast paced silly text is illustrated with wonderfully comical and expressive illustrations. The language incorporates high frequency words and uses repitition without redundancy. A delightful reader that holds audience interest.
sunnyburke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a really fun book for kids to read who are at the beginning stages of reading chapter books. This is part picture book and part chapter book and has a cool cover that is real shiney! This is a great book that also teaches children that you can be friends with even the most unlikely people/creatures/animals/insects/whatever! I also like how it shows kids that they can't always judge a book by its cover and assume that a fly is an unintelligent thing. The art and illustrations are also bright and engaging, which makes the kids want to turn the page and read more.
ChelseaRose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Simple, endearing and funny, this book would entertain children of various ages. It celebrates being different and having confidence in one's self. Flashy cover holds added intrigue!
cvosshans on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This simple read aloud is good for younger readers or anyone who has had 'unlikely' friends. Beginning readers can make their way through this picture book that also doubles as a beginning chapter book. The holographic cover is sure to attract even the most reluctant readers, not to mention the interesting story line about two unusual friends. This is a quick read but a good read.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
cmesa1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This easy reader book is simple witty and perfect to get the young reader to be confident and comfortable with reading. It is also a nice story that gets the interest of the student is simplicity makes this book a great selection to have. A lot of my students after reading it want to go and have a fly as a pet !!!!
awiltenburg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute tale of an unexpected friendship between a super smart fly and a boy, Buzz. This book is great for a reluctant reader because of its unique holographic cover and easy to read text. Its a beginning chapter book as well and teaches some good traits like perseverance, diversity, friendship, personal best, and accepting the unexpected. I could also use this book to teach illustrating skills, expressive simple language, and story writing. A good read for grades 2+
eward06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This represents a Modern Fantasy because it uses a setting and characters that are make-believe. A fly can't really win an award, which is the pretend part of the book. This book does however hold a bit of truth in that real people are present.
josephm1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very cute story about a boy who is looking for an interesting large animal to show-off at the Amazing Pet Show and instead ends up with a fly, a smart fly because it can say the boy's name, Buzz. I love the illustrations of Tedd Arnold. A funny boy loved by kids of all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago