Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Super Fly Guy

Super Fly Guy

Tedd Arnold
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Scholastic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0439639040

Buzz is a boy who has a very unusual pet, a fly whom he has named Fly Guy. One day he takes Fly Guy to school with him and Fly Guy has a great time. The very intelligent little insect especially likes the lunchroom and the kindly lunch lady, Roz, whom he befriends. Unfortunately Roz's boss is not happy when he discovers that there is a fly in the lunch room and he fires Roz. The new lunch lady, Miss Muzzle, makes such terrible food that even Fly Guy won't touch it. Something has to be done.

And so Buzz comes up with a plan to get rid of Miss Muzzle so that Roz can return to her old job.

Readers who enjoyed the first Fly Guy book are sure to love this title in which Fly Guy shows the world what a "super" fellow he is to have around when times are hard.

This title and the others in this series are perfect for the young reader who is just beginning to read on his or her own. The vocabulary is easy but not condescending, and the story is highly entertaining so that the young reader is eager to find out what happens next.