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Wednesday 11 January 2012

Review: Fly Guy vs The Flyswatter!

It's so easy to enjoy Tedd Arnold's iconic illustrations and warmly funny storylines, and this adorable addition to the Fly Guy collection, in chapter book format, is ideal for beginner readers who want some humour and literary punch with their learning.

Fly Guy is the pet of a young boy who loves flies - a boy called Buzz.

One day, Fly Guy is eating a delicious lunch in Buzz's backpack when Buzz grabs his pack and heads off to school.

Making a surprise appearance outside the lockers, Buzz stows his little mate in his pocket as the class heads off on an excursion to a local factory. A factory that makes . . . flyswatters!!
Horrified he's going to end up fly mash, Fly Guy hides away in Buzz's pocket while the children listen to a presentation on flies . . . how they love to wallow in slime . . . eat garbage and be eliminated by the Super Swatter 6000!

Of course, Fly Guy is not an unreasonable guy, but how can he put up with such impersonable horror!? When an unsuspecting fly is released to the peril of the Super Swatter 6000, he knows just what to do.

Featuring Arnold's classic, iconic, full colour illustrations, the latest in this priceless series of chapter books continues to delight.

Title: Fly Guy vs the Flyswatter!
Author/Illustrator: Tedd Arnold
Publisher: Scholastic, $13.99 RRP
Publication Date: January 2012
ISBN: 9780545312868
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Young Junior Fiction, illustrated