Buzz needs to find a pet for the pet contest. When out searching, he traps a fly and is determined to prove that the fly is his pet.
Tedd Arnold is very talented at taking a simple story and making it approachable for young readers. At only 30 pages, the story is broken into 3 chapters. There is print one each page, but the illustrations take up much of the space. The book is simple enough for first graders to read it and feel a big accomplishment at having finished three entire chapters. Some of the lines are repetitive, helping the child learn the vocabulary and keep track of the storyline.
A boy went walking …. He was looking for something to catch — something smart, something for The Amazing Pet Show
Further along in the book:
“Flies can’t be pets!” said Dad. “They are pests!” He got the fly swatter. The fly cried — BUZZ!
The Fly Guy series is incredibly popular at the library, particularly with young boys. It’s a great way to get creative the concept of pets, to make new friends, and to have faith in yourself and your ideas.