|Prince Fly Guy (Fly Guy )|
Author: Arnold, Tedd
[#15] Buzz is writing a fairy tale for homework, and Fly Guy naturally assumes the role of a handsome prince, who fends off a giant and rescues a beautiful princess.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.50
Points: .5 Quiz: 176733
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 1.70
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 67185
School Library Journal (07/01/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 07/01/2015 PreS-Gr 1—Everyone's favorite buzzing fly is back in a delightful tale about developing a new story. Buzz has to create a fairy tale for his homework and he uses his trusty friend Fly Guy as inspiration. Fly Guy quickly rejects stories portraying him as a troll or smelly pig herder, but takes flight with a story of him as a handsome prince rescuing a damsel in distress. Together the pair must maneuver around flyswatters and battle giants in hopes of finding the happy ending to their story. There is great attention to detail which deftly captures the delightful expressions of Fly Guy and his companions throughout the book. Although the text is brief and often contains one word sentences, the story is still very charming and is complemented by quirky art which will appeal to young readers. VERDICT An excellent addition to the series for fans and newcomers alike.—Maria Alegre, The Dalton School, New York - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 08/01/2015 Asked to write a fairy tale for homework, Buzz asks his beloved pet fly for help. Fly Guy nixes Buzz’s initial proposals for the protagonist (“an ugly troll? . . . a smelly pig herder?”). Finally, they agree on “a handsome prince.” After similar negotiations on plot, the boy’s imagination takes flight. While Buzz writes his story, readers will enjoy a series of amusing dual illustrations. Fly Guy appears on every page, looking grumpy, grossed out, concerned, pleased, or happy with each new turn of events. Meanwhile, a thought balloon shows his vision of the tale, starring himself. Beginning readers will enjoy the comical contrast between Buzz’s exciting plot twists and Fly Guy’s more personal reactions to them. Simply written and imaginatively illustrated, this will please fans of the ever-popular Fly Guy series. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.