“Fly Guys” Children Book Deals with Prejudice

Alice is a cute little girl who runs home after school on Monday to play with her best friend, a bug named Fuzz. Their favorite game is “Fly Guys in Space” where an old mop is the rocket and a cardboard box is Alice’s spacesuit.Monday Madness Cover

Bobby Thandi and Emma Leverton bring young readers a colorful picture book that will make kids and their parents cheer. In an effort to engage children about the complex subject of prejudice, Thandi and Leverton have created a fun story in rhyme that delves into the roots of prejudicial behavior.

Illustrator Joe Sharpe does an amazing job of turning a 5-year-old’s fantasy of space travel into picture book reality.

 More to Come

Fly Guys: Monday Madness is just the beginning. For every day of the week, Thandi and his “Fly Guy” crew will release a series of books with Alice and Fuzz. For each new day the girl and her bug will experience a new imaginative adventure with the goal of teaching kids about differences, diversity, friendship, and the stupidity of prejudice.


Mandip Sahota, Private Secretary to Minister of State at Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK Government had this to say about Fly Guys: Monday Madness: “I loved this book. At a time when we hear reports of prejudice on the increase, the challenge is how to promote equality. Fly Guys is a fun story with a reassuring reminder – children are not born with prejudice.” Bobby Thandi has definitely achieved something special here – a series that will help us all tackle prejudice one day at a time. Fuzz and Alice should be on every child’s bookshelf!”

About the Authors

Bobby ThandiBobby Thandi is the creator of “Fly Guys”. He’s VP Digital at Dubit, a firm that creates kids’ entertainment products for clients like Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS KIDS, and Cartoon Network. Thandi created “Fly Guys” so his daughter, Avani, will grow up in a world free from prejudice.

Emma LevertonEmma Leverton is 24 years old writer from Rotherham, Yorkshire, UK. Fly Guys: Monday Madness is her first children’s book. She says she became a writer to express ideas in an imaginative and playful way.

About the Illustrator

Joe Sharpe, a graduate of the University of Huddersfield is a freelance illustrator and designer from Huddersfield, UK.

Michael is the author of four published novels—Goodbye Tchaikovsky, The Abduction of Joshua Bloom, and The Koolura Series—The Legend of Koolura and Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback. He is also a columnist for the Los Angeles Examiner writing articles about parenting and education. His blog features YA authors and books.

8 thoughts on ““Fly Guys” Children Book Deals with Prejudice

  1. Kris Reply

    Yes, let’s hope. We need to see more books like this in schools and book shops!

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  3. Bobby Thandi Reply

    Great article! Many thanks for helping spread the word about Fly Guys!

    Prejudice negatively impacts so many areas of our lives from bullying, race hate, gender discrimination, fears over immigration to even wars.

    Anything we can do to help ensure children are free from prejudice, as they are when they are born, will go a long way in making the world a better place to live.



    Creator of Fly Guys

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