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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that I Spy Fly Guy is the seventh book in the long-runining Spy Guy series that's very popular with kids. The 2016 installement was #16 in the series! The story offers goofy, highly illustrated, action-packed fun -- unless the idea of a boy playing with a fly makes you squeamish. Kids, of course, won't mind a bit. A good choice for early or relcuctant readers.
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What's the story?
Buzz and his pet, Fly Guy, are enjoying a game of hide-and-seek when Fly Guy, hiding in a garbage can, is inadvertently whisked off to the dump. Buzz follows in hot pursuit, but needs to figure out how to find his pet Fly Guy among all the buzzing flies at the dump. This is the seventh book in Arnold's Fly Guy series.
Is it any good?
Big print, comic illustrations, a silly premise, and a compact story make this a winner for reluctant readers. Tedd Arnold’s Fly Guy is stinky, dirty, and prone to snacking in the garbage can, but he’s an adoring friend to Buzz. Alert readers will giggle as Buzz searches the dump for his friend, unaware that Fly Guy is sitting on his cap all the while, still playing hide-and-seek. It's a slight book, and the ew factor may put off some parents, but it's a great match for kids -- especially boys -- who are just getting started reading solo.
Bug-eyed characters, funny details, and a healthy dose of gross stuff will delight kids.
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