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 Fly Guy's ninja Christmas (Fly Guy )
 Author: Arnold, Tedd

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 30 p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 070071 ISBN: 9780545662772
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Santa Claus -- Fiction
 Flies -- Fiction
 Pets -- Fiction
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Christmas -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $14.67

Summary:
[#16] It is Christmas Eve and Fly Guy realizes that he does not have a present to give to his best friend Buzz--but when he looks around the house searching for something suitable he discovers a stranger in a red suit, and decides to attack with some ninja moves.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 184794
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 69894

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/16)
   School Library Journal (10/01/16)
   Booklist (08/01/16)
 The Hornbook (00/11/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2016 On Christmas Eve, Buzz reads a ninja story to his pet fly before mentioning that they’ll exchange presents the next day. Unable to sleep, Fly Guy notices the stockings and decorated tree in the living room and helps himself to the cookies. Suddenly “a big stranger” appears, wearing a red, fur-trimmed suit. The fly heroically springs into action with a ninja-style attack on Santa, but all ends well. The big guy even comes up with the perfect present for Fly Guy to give Buzz. The Fly Guy series, which includes two Geisel Honor winners, is hard to beat for zany, good-natured fun, and this volume is no exception. Besides combining ninjas and Christmas, it also gives kids the pleasure of knowing more than the main character and, when Fly Guy realizes his mistake, watching how Santa helps him save face. Pared down to essentials, the text works seamlessly with the expressive, cartoon-style illustrations. From the sparkly, star-spangled cover to the happy ending, here’s an unconventional, comical Christmas story for young readers. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 10/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—A big-eyed boy named Buzz and his lively (and talkative) pet fly, Fly Guy, are back in this zany Christmas Eve adventure. While feasting on milk and cookies, Fly Guy, having just heard a ninja bedtime story, channels his inner ninja and valiantly protects the house from a late-night intruder in a red suit. When Fly Guy discovers he has attacked Santa, he helps set things straight and even gets some gift assistance from the jolly old elf himself. VERDICT Fans of this incredibly popular easy reader series will thoroughly enjoy the seasonal antics of this installment, especially with its sparkly cover and ninja action.—Madeline J. Bryant, Los Angeles Public Library - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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