Bound To Stay Bound

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 Fly Guy's big family (Fly Guy )
 Author: Arnold, Tedd

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2017)

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

 BTSB No: 070073 ISBN: 9780545663168
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Flies -- Fiction
 Parties -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction

Price: $15.79

[#17] 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.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 191089
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 72082

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/17)
   School Library Journal (07/01/17)

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School Library Journal - 07/01/2017 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 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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