#8 Super Fly Guy
by Tedd Arnold
I can’t quite explain why my kids like the Super Fly Guy series. Maybe because my early readers can easily recognize and repeat the boy’s name, “Buzz.” It’s fun to imagine the zany things you could do with a pet fly that you may (or may not) do with a pet dog, cat, guinea pig. And the books remind us of a favorite joke:
Question: What do you call a fly without wings? Answer: A walk.
Though Buzz doesn’t take Fly Guy on a walk, he takes his pet fly on picnics, on vacation, and to school. Clever storylines and a great first reader.