Mom and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip because they're afraid he'll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride. First, Fly Guy gets lost at the picnic site, but he shows up in the garbage can. Then he gets lost at the art museum, but he shows up as part of a modern painting. At the beach, he turns up in a shell, and at the amusement park, on Buzz's hot dog (yuck!).
Then, Dad can't figure out how to get home, and the whole family is lost, until Fly Guy leads the way!
Zany illustrations and easy-to-read text make this a fun reading adventure for the beginner. The first book in the Fly Guy series is a Theodor Geisel honor book.
"Arnold masterfully infuses funny, expressive cartoon illustrations with actions that further the plot, minimizing the burden of decoding for emerging readers and maximizing their ability to engage in a fun and satisfying story." — School Library Journal
"Everything about the artwork spells fun, from the cartoon-like pencil drawings of googly-eyed characters to the circus-bright watercolor washes. Another winner in the amusing Fly Guy series." — Booklist