Tuesday, April 7, 2009


April 2nd was International Children's Book Day, so the suggestions was to :
Option A: Be a kid!

You could read a picture book (or two or three) and share what you read.
Write up a post sharing your favorite books from childhood
Write up a post about reading together with your child(ren) I just did that!

Hooray for Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold

Any fans of Huggly out there? The little monster that lives under the beds of people and periodically venture into our world and are baffled by our everyday items: snow, hotels, camping, to name the few from the books we have. The stories are simple, but our kids have loved them.

Arnold has written a new series of books starring Fly Guy and they are adorable. We picked one up at the school book fair tonight, and I'm sending some money to pick up another one tomorrow. They are published in the same style and hard cover binding as Dr Seuss books, and while the writing is pretty easy, they are divided into small Chapters, which is so perfect for beginning readers who don't want to read baby books and really aren't ready for chapter books. The Fly Guy character is particularly popular at our house because the youngest is a huge fan of Shy Guys from Mario Kart - she even went as a Shy Guy for Halloween.

The illustrations will be familiar to Huggly fans with the big eyes. We've already had a comparison of pictures in our author study. The story was cute and humorous and I am officially a fan. It's so much fun to find a new series of books that kids like to listen to (or read) and parents can enjoy too.


  1. I've never heard of the Huggly books. Will have to go look-see if the library has any. But we did take a handful of Fly Guy books out a while ago and my early reader loved them! Wonderful early readers and yes, mum and dad loved them too.

  2. My boys loved anything by Tedd Arnold. We would have to read Parts several times a night for weeks!!!

  3. I love that book! Tedd Arnold is awesome, great choice for a geek ;-)

  4. I definitely recommend this series to new readers who don't want baby books. And anyone else, really! And they're not boring, woo! A big deal for easy readers. I also lurve Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie readers, though they're a bit easier than Fly Guy.


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