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Format:
Title:
Fly Guy's big family
ISBN:
9780545663168

9780606405492

9781518249846

9781536420883
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Cartwheel Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.
Physical Description:
30 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
#17.
Summary:
Fly Guy misses his family, so Buzz invites them to a surprise party and his mother, father, and thousands of brothers and cousins show up--Fly Guy is delighted but Buzz's parents are not pleased.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR 1.7 0.5 191089.

Accelerated Reader 1.7.
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Summary

Summary

In the latest installment of Tedd Arnold's New York Times bestselling Fly Guy series, Fly Guy misses his family. So when Fly Guy's not looking, Buzz plans him a surprise party and invites his whole family-including all his brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and mother and father. When the time comes for the party, will Fly Guy be surprised?

Readers will love reading this fun, zany story about Fly Guy's big family and all the Fly Guy books!


Author Notes

Tedd Arnold was born in Elmira, New York. He earned a fine arts degree from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Carol, lived in Tallahassee where he worked as a commercial illustrator. He has now published over 50 books as author and illustrator. His book, Hi! Fly Guy received a 2006 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor from the American Library Association.

He now resides back in Elmira with his family. He has two grown sons, Walter and William. (Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This is the 17th book in the series, and neither Fly Guy nor Buzz has lost his charm. When Buzz learns that Fly Guy is missing his family, he plans a surprise reunion to cheer up his friend. He puts out posters around the local trash cans to advertise the party, and when all 500 relatives show up, Buzz dumps a giant pile of garbage in the yard (adults will be happy to know that Buzz cleans up all the garbage in the end). Humorous touches including Fly Guy greeting various relatives with exclamations of "Cuz!" and "Bruzzer!" make this story a fun read. The comic artwork continues in the "Fly Guy" tradition, and there are various puns and comedic scenes, such as the family playing in the garbage, making this a silly and lighthearted tale. VERDICT Purchase where this series is popular.-V. Lynn -Christiansen, Wiley -International Studies Magnet -Elementary School, Raleigh, NC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

When Fly Guy misses his family, his human friend Buzz puts up signs for a surprise party in all the stinkiest, fly-friendly places. Soon, thousands of flies arrive. True to the series, every illustration is integral to the narrative, and many of the flies have distinct, communicative facial expressions. Brief chapters with easy-to-sound-out words make this easy reader as accessible as it is humorous. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

In this antic series' 17th episode, Buzz throws his lonely pet fly a surprizze party. Inspired by Fly Guy's drawings of "Muzzer" and "Fazzer," Buzz plants tiny invitations in every reeking trash can and pile of rot in the neighborhoodand opens the door to thousands of Fly Guy's relatives, after assuring them there are no "swatterzz" on the premises. "Wow!" says Buzz, delighted. "Flies have big families!" Fly Guy too is delighted: "Bruzzer! / Sizzter! / / Auntzie! / Unkz!" Buzz's parents are, understandably, nonplussed, but Buzz has it all planned outeven to the catering, as a garbage truck drives up and dumps a heap of stinking refuse in the yard. Out fly the guests to chow down and play amid the noxious noshes. It's a grand party, but time (as they say) flies, and ultimately the swarms disperse as the garbage is bagged up. As with all the Fly Guy books, Arnold makes the most of the contrast between readers' received assumptions about flies and Buzz's total ignorance of them, genially giving the former a 90-degree twist. Page-filling fleets of flies may give some readers (or their caregivers) pause, but it's hard not to get a kick out of the way the flies tuck into their garbage banquet, and the baby picture of a larval Fly Guy with a pacifier is pretty darn cute. "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) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

When Fly Guy draws pictures of his parents, Buzz decides to surprise his pet fly with a family reunion. The clever boy places tiny invitations near rotting garbage in the neighborhood, and the response is immediate. Reassured to hear that the house is a swatter-free zone, thousands of flies happily swarm inside to greet their son/nephew/brother/cousin. Fly Guy's family hugfest, punctuated with speech balloons carrying exclamations such as BRUZZER! SIZZTER! MUZZER! FAZZER! may not include a word of standard English, but the meanings are clear in context, and the flies' joy is infectious. Called to dinner, they gather in the dining room, to the surprise of Buzz's polite but bemused parents. Luckily, Buzz has arranged for an unusual outdoor feast, one that is sure to amuse children. The new Fly Guy book has all the hallmarks of this popular series: a short, accessible text aimed at beginning readers; bold line drawings; colorful washes; squiggly-line textures; googly-eyed characters; plenty of humor; abundant goodwill; and a story that kids will read and reread for fun.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2017 Booklist