Wednesday, October 10, 2007

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed Fly Guy

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED FLY GUY; Tedd Arnold; Picture Book; New York: Scholastic, 2007; 30 pgs.

Anyone familiar with Tedd Arnold's Hi! Fly Guy! series should delight in his latest offering, There was an Old Lady who Swallowed Fly Guy. The old lady is Buzz's grandmother who accidentally inhales Fly Guy when Buzz and his pet come to visit. Fly Guy doesn't much like the contents of Grandma's stomach so he tries to fly back out her mouth, only to be overwhelmed by the spider, dog, cat, cow, etc., that Grandma is frantically swallowing to take care of Fly Guy. Arnold's unique perspective on this age-old and much-parodied favorite is a pure delight.

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