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Diary of a Fly Hardcover – August 21, 2007
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“The attention to detail (flies sitting on thumbtack seats at a toothpaste-box table in the cafeteria, Fly in her time-out is just glowing eyes on a two-page black spread) and a lively layout that has a comic-book vibe are sure to appeal. Hilarious.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
Top Customer Reviews
Fly is friends with Worm and Spider, and as with the other books, all three are often seen together. Fly is learning how to "be a fly", with some ups and downs along the way (She isn't so thrilled with the idea of the food chain...). She also wants to be a superhero, though she is told that she is not cut out for the job. The illustrations are as superb as the other books, and there are several scientific facts that sneak in to the story. Keen observers will have fun picking out all the details in the artwork!
A must-read, and a welcome addition to any children's library!
The illustrations and wit cross generations. Gotta get the set.
Even if you're bugged by flies, they have a place. This cute storybook teaches children in what ways flies are remarkable, but without a preachy, textbook-style tone. In her diary, Fly shares what she's learned in the form of silly happenings.
From a ladybug babysitter to flying lessons by the clothesline, this is a cute book that will appeal to children from late preschool through mid-elementary.
Reviewed by Christina Wantz Fixemer
4.5-Books on WUAT = 5-Stars on Amazon
The illustrations are consistently great and colorful. Some of the language may require some explanation (the first entry is for the first day of school as the fly nervously asks "what if I'm the only one who eats regurgitated food?" (I mean, how many 4 year olds are going to be able to fly along with regurgitated without explanation?) But the explanations, I'm told, are part of the fun. (The fly need not have worried--it turns out all the flies eat regurgitated food.)
From visits with relatives caught between windows and screens, to the delights of a spilled ice cream cone as a "favorite food", this book is a complete hoot from the beginning to the end. Not a false step anywhere on the way.
Give both your child and yourself a treat and spend a few days in this fly's world!
Kudos to the illustrator who can draw flies with a multitude of personalities. Kids will find lots to keep their attention as they study each new page. Librarians who add this to their children’s book collection will find it soon worn out because kids enjoy it and ponder its pages over and over.
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My kids absolutely love these books. Great creativity! The illustrations and humor are fantastic!Published 13 months ago by MyGirlsMom
We own every single of the "Diary of…" My 9 year old has read them several times. Can't wait for the next one.Published 14 months ago by Mom with Ph.D.