Review: Shoo, Fly Guy!

Shoo, Fly Guy!
Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The adventures of Fly Guy are just gross enough to capture the imagination of young kids and make them laugh and smile as he ventures out of his jar to explore and search for his favorite brown, lumpy food. His perilous exploration brings him full circle, as he returns to his human friend Buzz who is waiting with a big giant hunk of that brown stuff – Fly Guy is a favorite hero for K-2 students and icky factor is a great way to get the whole class into the story!

The illustrations are great (love when he tastes roadkill to see if it is good!) and the process of elimination used by Fly Guy as he explores and searches for his favorite food is great – the view we have is what he sees – and some pages use the placement of the words to illustrate his meandering trail as he swirls around in circles and doubles back, so does the type on the page. This book, and others in the series, are what you will find a few 2nd graders sitting on the floor in the corner of the library reading and giggling over.

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