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 Hi! Fly Guy (Fly Guy )
 Author: Arnold, Tedd

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2005)

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

 BTSB No: 070139 ISBN: 9780439639033
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Flies -- Fiction
 Pet shows -- Fiction

Price: $14.67

Summary:
[#1] 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.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 101305
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.60
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 38359

Awards:
 Theodor Seuss Geisel Beginning Reader Honor, 2006

Common Core Standards 
   CC Maps Recommended Works Gde K-5
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/05)
   School Library Journal (02/06)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (10/05)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2006 K-Gr 2-A boy goes out searching for a smart animal to take to "The Amazing Pet Show" and bumps into a fly that is intelligent enough to say the child's name, "Buzz." Although his parents and the judges feel at first that a fly is only a pest, not a pet, the insect puts on a performance that astounds them all and wins an award. The cartoon illustrations showing characters with exaggerated wide eyes are delightful, but the text is somewhat weak and disjointed.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2006 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Bulletin for the Center... - 10/01/2005 A fly out flying encounters a boy out looking for a pet, and it’s a match made in early-reader heaven. The fly apparently knows the boy’s name—Buzz—which endears the insect to his new master (and his skeptical parents). Buzz takes Fly Guy, as he’s named his new pet, to the Amazing Pet Show, where clever Fly Guy wins over doubting judges with his ability to say his master’s name and perform tricks. The story ends pretty abruptly, but this is aimed squarely at an audience with only slightly more reading stamina than the common housefly anyway; the controlled vocabulary (with a few more challenging words thrown in) and frequent repetition add to the ease of access. The look is edgy, especially the cover’s motion-effect iridescent graphics, with the interior art sporting Arnold’s trademark bulbous-eyed caricatures textured with hairy squiggles; Buzz, who has the stocky solidity of a trash can, is actually rather more taciturn than the hyper-expressive Fly Guy, whose antics steal the show. Novice readers, particularly those unmoved by cuddlier stories, will welcome the dorky wit of this oddball-pet saga. - Copyright 2005 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

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