Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

There’s a fly in my soup

There’s a fly in my soup

Tedd Arnold
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Scholastic, 2012   ISBN: 978-0545312844

Buzz and his parents are going on a long trip and of course they are taking Fly Guy, Buzz’s pet fly, with them. After driving all day, they stop at a hotel where they are going to spend the night. Buzz and his parents go the restaurant to have dinner, but Buzz cannot go with them, so he goes outside to find his dinner.

   Fly Guy finds a trash can, a puddle, a sticky spot, and “the biggest, slimiest garbage ever,” but he does not want to eat any of the things he finds. Then Fly Guy smells something delicious and he flies off to find the source of the smell, which just happens to be coming from the restaurant kitchen.

   Fly Guy is very dirty after his time outdoors and he knows that one should always wash before a meal. Fly Guy decides to take bath in a bowl of soup, which is then carried into the dining room.

   Children are going to laugh out loud when they see what happens in this funny beginner reader title. Try as he might Fly Guy just can’t seem to stay out of trouble.