Wolfie and Fly By Cary Fagan

This pair of not friends are so much fun. I like the mix of imagination and science nerd. Glad there will be more adventures. 1101918209 Renata Wolfman (Wolfie) and Livingston Flott (Fly) become unlikely friends as they face a crazy, unexpected undersea adventure together--in their refrigerator box submarine! With just a hint of fantasy, you're left wondering what really happened. A perfect choice for readers transitioning to chapter books. I can't wait to follow their next adventure. 1101918209 I'm always looking for fun new beginning chapter books, because they're very popular with my students. This is a different take on the typical friendship story. I think my kids would enjoy it. Wolfie's not the nicest kid ever, but persistent Fly wins her over, and their adventure is one I think many kids can identify with.

*I received a free eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* 1101918209 Booktalk:

Renata Wolfman, also known as Wolfie, is a lone wolf, preferring to do things by herself. She likes to read nonfiction books and does not enjoy playing make believe. Livingston, on the other hand, is known at school as Fly because he is always buzzing around everyone and enjoys playing his guitar and singing songs that he thinks up “on the fly”.

When Wolfie is left at home while her parents go out to her uncle’s retirement party, Fly shows up on her doorstep and begs to be let in to escape his brother’s wrath. When Fly sees the submarine Wolfie has built from a refrigerator box, with a porthole made from the lid of a popcorn maker, and a control panel fashioned out of spare switches and dials and buttons from old radios and electronic games, his imagination comes alive and “suddenly Wolfie finds herself motoring through deep water with Fly as her second-in-command in a submarine made from a cardboard box.”

“Will they get back home? Will they defeat Pirate Bob? And will Fly ever stop singing? Find out in Wolfie and Fly’s first adventure!” (Sentences in quotes are from the book jacket blurb)

I lurrrve this book. Super funny introvert Wolfie grudgingly going along with Livingston's antics. It's a good explanation of how to play make believe, and that it is fun, if somehow kids have missed out on that. 1101918209 There simply are not enough books for kids that take the whole friendship thing to the extreme. The books tend to pound home the idea that friends are good. You should make friends, you should be a friend. What I like about this book is that though the parents say that this is what you should do, Wolfie (as in lone wolf) does not try to make a friend, does not want a friend, and does not acknowledge that she has made a friend in fly.

Great, light writing. Things like:

W don't have anything in common, Renata said.
You're both human beings, said her mom.

Her parents gave up. They went off to discuss new wallpaper or whatever it was parents did in their spare time

She had a hard time understanding why a new refrigerator got them so exited. Look! her dad had said. ItT makes icea cubes!
Amazing her mom had sung. It keeps lettuce crisp!

Of course that would mean having a friend over, and a friend was nothing but a pain in the neck. By herself, she could do whatever she wanted with it. And what she wanted to dow as sit int he box and read another book on undersea life

It is a cute little adventure with a submarine made from cardboard. Did it happen? Was it all imagination? Who knows, but I look forward to the next adventure of Wolfie and fly.

Highly recommend it to early readers, or reluctant readers. Does not talk down to you, and even parents will enjoy reading it.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review. 1101918209

A classic story of imagination, friendship, adventure and speeding through the ocean in a cardboard box. For fans of Ivy & Bean, Judy Moody or Nate the Great.

Wolfie and Fly is an early chapter book at its simplest and best. Our heroine, Renata Wolfman (Wolfie) does everything by herself. Friends just get in the way, and she only has time for facts and reading. But friendship finds her in the form of Livingston Flott (Fly), the slightly weird and wordy boy from next door. Before she knows it, Wolfie is motoring through deep water with Fly as her second in command in a submarine made from a cardboard box.

Out on a solo swim to retrieve a baseball vital to the mission, Wolfie is finally by herself again, but for the first time, she finds it a little lonely. Maybe there is something to this friend thing... Wolfie and Fly

'Wolfie and Fly' by Cary Fagan with illustrations by Zoe Si is a chapter book for young readers with lots of imagination and a couple really likeable main characters.

Renata Wolfman is a very imaginative young lady. She is also quite content to play all by herself. Her parents would like her to make friends with the next door neighbor Livingston Flott, but Renata would rather not. One day, when she is left alone, she decides to build a submarine out of a large cardboard box. Livingston shows up because he is looking for his brother's baseball, and it went under Renata's house. Before long, and thanks to a lot of imagination, he is going on an adventure with her under the sea in their new submarine. Renata is reluctant, but realizes that having someone else along just makes the journey more fun, even if Livingston has to write and sing songs along the way. They even use the nicknames for each other that people use for them at school. She is Wolfie, or Lone Wolf, because she likes being alone at recess. He is Fly because he buzzes around annoys people.

These characters were fun. I loved their imaginative play. I liked how they became friends, even though they don't seem to have much in common. I liked the illustrations too. This took me back to the days when I could take my own cardboard box on trips into outer space. I think young readers will love these two.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Tundra Books, Penguin Random House Canada, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook. 1101918209 Renata Wolfman likes only facts, to wear every day the same kind of clothes, and above all to spend time by herself. This is why she is called Wolfie at school. She doesn't have friends, and she does not understand why she would want to have one. Having friends requires cooperation, compromise, and respecting other people's opinions, and Renata is perfectly fine with her own opinions. One afternoon, while building a huge submarine with a fridge box, Renata hears a desperate knock in the door, and when she opens it Livingston Flott is there, asking to go inside right away, since he is running away from his brother. Livingston is not only her neighbor. He also attends the same school as Renata, where he is called Fly for annoying people buzzing. Renata expects Livinsgton to leave quickly, but when he sees her submarine, there is no way to make him go. Renata is not sure how but a few moments later they are both inside the submarine, packed with food supplies, traveling underwater. And to Renata's surprise... she is actually enjoying it!

Splendid beginning for a series! Renata is so lovable in her own way, and Livingston is such a cute character. The text is uncomplicated and full of humor. I loved all the imaginations involved in their adventure. The illustrations are a great complement to the story. I am already looking forward to more Wolfie and Fly's adventures.

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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1101918209 RATING: 4 STARS
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Wolfie and Fly is a funny story about two kids who are different as day and night but come together with their love of imagination. This is a early chapter novel for the little ones learning to read. I believe this may become a series, but not sure if I will continue as this definitely geared towards the young ones. 1101918209 This is a great book for kids! It’s full of adventure, unlikely friendships, and fun, interesting characters! 1101918209 Yaaahu Cary Fagan, sen ne menem bir adamsın da tüm kitapların harika?

Anladık, Toronto'yu seviyorsun, anladık çocuk edebiyatında da bir markasın, anladık. Yine de her kitabın bu kadar başarılı olmak zorunda mı?

Dahası, bu kadar kısa kitaplara bunca duyguyu nasıl yüklüyorsun?

Çocuk edebiyatının gizli, örnek alınması gereken öğretmenisin sen. 1101918209


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