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Title:
Fly Guy and the Frankenfly
ISBN:
9780545493284

9781480608160

9780545609180

9781484405185

9780545793544

9780545887731

9780606324403

9780605717596
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Cartwheel Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2013.
Physical Description:
30 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Number in series:
#13.
Summary:
Buzz has a nightmare that his best friend Fly Guy has created a gigantic Frankenfly monster.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Grades K-4 1.6 0.5 Quiz 159138 English fiction.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.6 0.5 159138.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.8 0.5 61326.

Reading Counts K-2 1.8 1.0 Quiz: 61326.

Accelerated Reader 1.6.
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Summary

Summary

Buzz dreams about Frankenfly--but Fly Guy is a friend, not a monster!

In the latest installment of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Fly Guy series, Buzz and Fly Guy spend a day together playing some spooky games and doing arts and crafts projects. When Buzz goes to bed, Fly Guy stays awake and is "bizzie"! Buzz has a nightmare that a gigantic Frankenfly monster is out to get him! But when he wakes up, all he sees is Fly Guy, who fell asleep making posters showing that he and Buzz are best friends.

The wacky dream scene involving Frankenfly is fun and hilarious, not scary. Buzz awakens to a sweet message of friendship that is nothing to be afraid of.


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 3

Horn Book Review

In their latest outing, Buzz and his best friend, Fly Guy, play with monster puzzles and monster masks until Buzz goes to bed. But Fly Guy is up to something. That night Buzz wakes up to find Frankenfly loose in his bedroom! The ending is kind of sappy, but beginning readers will appreciate the silly sci-fi story and plentiful illustrations. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

"It was a dark and stormy night" as series fans find Fly Guy and Buzz hard at work in their 13th adventure. Buzz and his insect buddy are playing. After an evening of making puzzles, trying on creepy costumes and admiring a drawing Buzz created featuring them both in their frighteningly fun garb, Buzz's eyes get heavy and he climbs into bed. But Fly Guy is up to something--he is "BIZZY!" Buzz drops off into dreamlandor does he? A couple of page turns reveal Fly Guy on the verge of bringing a gigantic monster to life. A flip of an electrical switch sets the nightmare in motion. "Buzz cried, It's Frankenfly!' " The enormous, green creature responds to Buzz's shout and shambles over to him. No surprise that Fly Guy comes to Buzz's rescue just as the monster, more silly than menacing, picks him up. Morning comes with a fall out of bed to reveal the result of the project Fly Guy was determined to finish the previous night. Giggles and grape juice bring this latest installment to a satisfying close. All the while, Arnold's deftly drawn cartoon expressions comically show the range of emotions as Buzz and Fly Guy experience fear, shock, bewilderment, determination and pride. The theme of friendship and loyalty endures in this enjoyable mock-horror tale for new readers. (Easy reader. 5-7)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

One evening, Buzz makes monster puzzles and monster masks with his pet fly, Fly Guy. That night, Buzz dreams that Fly Guy creates an enormous monster, Frankenfly, which goes out of control. The nightmare ends the next morning, when Buzz awakens and finds what Fly Guy really created that night. For all the scary-monster thrills delivered here, there's reassurance, too: you can only be so afraid of a monster with a Band-Aid on his nose. Beginning readers will appreciate the vibrant art and simple text. Once again, Arnold takes a fresh approach to the theme of boy-and-his-pet affection that unifies the Fly Guy series.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist