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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 540L (What's this?)
  • Series: Fly Guy
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Reference (April 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545507715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545507714
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Fly Guy and his owner, Buzz, are back! This time they’re on a field trip to the aquarium. With a bit of trepidation (which he loses along the way), Fly Guy agrees to tour the shark exhibit with Buzz acting as guide. Mixing photos of fish tanks with notebook-lined journal pages, taped pictures, and handwritten notes about the predators, Buzz introduces readers to a sampling of the more than 400 kinds of sharks. Readers will learn interesting facts about the skeleton, teeth, skin, food, speed, and life cycle. An added plus for young readers is that when unfamiliar words appear, Arnold supplies an in-text pronunciation inside of parentheses. Near the end, it appears there are more facts to tell than pages on which to tell them. As a result, some facts and photos seem crowded. Slick paper and good photos add to the considerable appeal of the package. Preschool-Grade 2. --J. B. Petty

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Praise for FLY GUY PRESENTS: SHARKS
"A first-rate sharkfest, unusually nutritious for all its brevity." -KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for HI! FLY GUY
"Readers drawn in by the flashy foil will stick around to applaud this unusually capable critter." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Praise for SUPER FLY GUY
"A fly by delight." -BOOKLIST



More About the Author

Born in Elmira, New York, Tedd grew up in a family of six with three brothers. His family lived on a farm in Pennsylvania for several years then returned to Elmira until Tedd was ten years old. His father's work then required that they move to Gainesville, Florida. There, Tedd's first art lessons in an abandoned dentist's office over the Happy Hour pool hall eventually led to a fine arts degree from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Carol, started their family in Tallahassee where Tedd worked as a commercial illustrator. Carol, a Kindergarten teacher, drew Tedd's attention to children's books. Their first son, Walter, inspired his breakthrough picture book, No Jumping on the Bed!. His second son, William, now stars in No More Water in the Tub!, a sequel to his first book. He has now published more than 30 books as author and illustrator. When not working on his books, Tedd's interests include tennis, sketching, reading, coin collecting, and the computer."The inspiration to begin writing and illustrating for children came from my wife, Carol. As a kindergarten teacher, she collected picture books. I was attracted to their colorful pages and the way the words and pictures played with each other, much like the captioned cartoons I had drawn when I was young."Perhaps the biggest surprise of my career as an author is that I'm now going back to elementary school! Visiting young readers in classrooms and libraries is something I love. Kids keep me on my toes and they ask a lot of questions. The number one question seems to be, 'Where do you get your ideas?' It's also the hardest question to answer because every idea is different. Some ideas seem to pop out of thin air -- while I'm in the shower or walking the dog. Others come from reading or research. But most of my ideas come from my family and the things they do and say."For instance, one time when my first son, Walter, was five years old, I found him lying on the couch, looking pale as a ghost and clutching a Bible to his chest. He was praying! When I asked what was wrong, he wouldn't answer. In fact, he wouldn't even open his mouth. My wife, Carol, finally coaxed a response from him: he pointed inside his mouth. Carol exclaimed, 'You have a loose tooth!' Walter's eyes nearly popped out with fright. We quickly assured him that it was perfectly okay for his tooth to come loose and that a new one would replace it. But Carol and I looked at each other and realized that despite all our efforts to be good parents, we had somehow completely forgotten to warn Walter that teeth fall out! He had thought he was falling apart! I made a little note in my journal; then ten years later, I expanded that memory into my book Parts."Tedd Arnold lives in Elmira, New York, with his wife, Carol, two sons, Walter and William, two cats, Cody and Frankie, and one dog, Hershey.

Customer Reviews

My son loves this book and reads it well.
Lori T. Carmichael
The pictures are so bright and fun and the reading is fun too.
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My four year old grandson loves this book!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Hundley VINE VOICE on May 23, 2013
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My youngest (five) is an avid Fly Guy fan and she took to his introduction to sharks like, well, you know. In typically engaging fashion, and with an early reader vocabulary, Arnold and Fly Guy provide a whirlwind tour of sharks and their environs in a perfect K and pre-K chunk. Mixing Fly Guy into photographs, FG is a charming and humorous tour guide. My daughter learned some things while not being overwhelmed with too many things. It looks like this is the first of a series of science-themed FG adventures and if so, we eagerly await the next one while applauding (and rereading) this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kia Smiaz on January 6, 2014
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Everything Fly Guy is a winner in our house. Tedd Arnold is a wonderful author and has helped my son fall in love with reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J on October 21, 2013
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My son is in 1st grade and loves these books. He has struggled with wanting to read so finding these books was amazing. He reads them to his little sister or on his own or to me. The pictures are so bright and fun and the reading is fun too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KD on January 29, 2014
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My son loves the whole Fly Guy series, and I love that he enjoys reading. This one was not the typical Fly Guy book. It's a factual book about sharks narrated by Fly Guy. It's a good way to cover a non-fiction topic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tina Pimental on September 25, 2013
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My five year old son really enjoyed Sharks. It was a great way to introduce "big boy" non-fiction to him!!!
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Buzz and Fly Guy, two hugely popular characters for beginning readers, visit their local aquarium and learn all about sharks. Kids love the combination of cartoon characters and dialog with clear nonfiction facts and color photographs. When the text explains that sharks don’t have any bones, and their cartilage helps them turn quickly, Fly Guy wonders, “NO BONEZ?”--adding just the right humor for young kids.
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By Amy on July 4, 2014
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Good book, my 6 year old loved it
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Do you like Fly guy? Do you like sharks? Then you should read fly guy presents sharks. one reason is it is funny. On the cover fly guy is trying to git a way from the shark but the shark is following hem. In the book there is some pretty scary sharks! Especially the goblin shark and the cookie cutter shark. Oh my gosh they are scary you should go git this book right now.

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