Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas by Tedd Arnold
Pictures By: Tedd Arnold
Published by: Cartwheel Books (an imprint of Scholastic Inc.) September 27, 2016
Genre: Children’s Early Reader, Christmas
Source: borrowed from the library
In the new book in Tedd Arnold’s New York Times bestselling Fly Guy series, it’s Christmazzz Eve and Fly Guy doesn’t have a present to give his best friend, Buzz. But when he goes out to look for one, Fly Guy meets a stranger in the house whom he has to fight off with his ninja action. Will Fly Guy defeat the stranger? Will he find a present for Buzz?
Even reluctant readers will enjoy this fun, zany holiday story about Fly Guy meeting Santa Claus, knocking over the Christmas tree, and showing off his ninja moves!
Review: This is one of the few Christmas books published in 2016 that I found for early readers and it’s the 16th book in Arnold’s Fly Guy series. It’s Christmas Eve and Fly Guy realizes that he doesn’t have a present for Buzz. Fly Guy ends up meeting Santa while searching the house for a present for Buzz. Thinking he is a stranger, Fly Guy uses his ninja skills on Santa, waking Buzz up in the process. After helping Santa clean up the mess and enjoying some milk and cookies, Buzz goes back to bed. Fly Guy ends up coming up with a present for Buzz, with a little help from Santa. This book is written in three super short chapters. None of my children were ever really into the Fly Guy series and honestly, after reading a couple of books, this one included, I’m not a big fan myself. I do enjoy Arnold’s illustrations though. If you have a fan of the Fly Guy series in your house, this book will likely be enjoyed. As I mentioned, there isn’t a huge selection of new Christmas books targeted for the beginning reader, so this one fills that nice.
Overall Rating: Optional Read