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Monday, January 06, 2014

Fly Guy vs. the Flyswatter

Notes: "Cartwheel books." Fly Guy accompanies Buzz and his classmates on a field trip to a flyswatter factory and causes a commotion in his efforts to escape a robotic flyswatter.

From the Publisher: When Fly Guy goes to school with Buzz, they learn that his class is taking a field trip to a flyswatter factory! BAD NEWZZ! Fly Guy tries to hide in Buzz's pocket, but when the tour guide starts insulting flies, Buzz cannot help but stick his head out. A robotic flyswatter named the Super Swatter detects Fly Guy, and Fly Guy causes a hilarious ruckus in his efforts to escape.

At the end of this zany adventure, the flyswatter factory announces an end to its factory tours and the students use their free flyswatters as art to celebrate the "best field trip ever!"

Strengths: Simple, easy to read in both font and vocabulary. Funny, compelling story.

Weaknesses: Not necessarily a weakness, but some students may not appreciate the humor (although I certainly did!)

This series is also a big hit in the elementary school, especially for boys.

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