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Fly Guy #8: Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl!

Fly Guy #8: Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl!

Tedd Arnold
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Scholastic, 2010   ISBN: 978-0545110297

Buzz is a little boy who has a very unusual pet. He has a pet fly called Fly Guy. One day Flu Guy suggests that they should do something “Funzzie” together, so the boy and his fly go out for a walk. They play chase, and then Buzz cools off by sitting with his feet in a fountain. Then a little girl called Liz comes along and a fly is chasing her. It turns out that Buzz is not the only child who has a fly for a pet. Liz has a pet fly too who is called Fly Girl.

   Soon the two children are talking about their pets and then they go to play on the swings together. Fly Guy and Fly Girl start talking. They talk and talk and then they start wondering what it would be like if they were to become a couple, a real couple. There is only one problem with their idea, but it is a really big one.

   In this amusing Fly Guy title, children will enjoy sharing in another beginner reader Fly Guy adventure. This time the author explores friendships of different kinds. Readers will see how wonderful it is to make new friends and how important it is to hold onto old friends who are irreplaceable.