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Dear Flyary

3.1  ·  Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
One-eyed alien Frazzle recounts his flying adventures in a new journal (in alien vernacular, of course). He bighearts his little Model 7, but as time passes, it starts making strange sounds, and Frazzle --- pressured by friends and co-workers --- wonders if he should trade it in. One day, when it goes CLUNK in the middle of the flyway, it's clear something must be done. Yo ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Kids Can Press
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Cathrin Hagey
Mar 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This story is a whimsical window into the life of Frazzle Pattzer, a being from the Glank Quadrant of Merfatil who speaks English sprinkled with a patois of made-up words direct from the author's quirky imagination. If you invited Frazzle to your home, he would call your television a "seebox," and if it was your birthday he would sing, "Gladdy dropday to you." Frazzle has friends, a job, and plenty to do, but he finds time regularly to write in his diary ("Flyary"). And it's a good thing he does ...more
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Frazzle, a young alien writes about all his adventures in his daily "flyary". When I first began reading I thought this might be helpful for teaching inference and context clues, as readers would have to read Frazzle's diary entries and figure out what all the new alien words meant. Dear Flyary, Gladdy dropday to me! Finally--old enough to have my own spaceship! First thing this waker, I went out and bought a brand new Model 7.... It's flixsome! Without too much difficulty, most kids could deter ...more
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ncbla2013
Frazzle is thrilled with his new spacecraft, and naturally, he rides it everywhere he can. He records his thoughts about the vehicle as it starts acting up. Over and over, the machine starts making strange sounds, prompting him to take it to the shop of Wurpitz Hoolo, who has two noses. Over and over, the spaceship starts to give him trouble and makes sounds such as "Hum-Piffle-Piffle Hum-Tick-Tick, Hum-Piffle-Piffle Hun-tick-Tick" (unpaginated). When he finally does get a new engine after the c ...more
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kid-lit
More like 2.5 stars. The storyline was cute with a good ending, lots of fun pictures to look at, but the alien lingo was just a weeeeee bit over the top.
Edward Sullivan
Mar 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I can't decide if I want a snilkum or a snoogle.
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
A little too "out there" for me. I found all of the alien lingo distracting from the story.
Apr 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Confusing wording, weird story with art that was only so so.
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Changing common words into nonsensical terms doesn't make a book good without an engaging story.
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