The Fly Flew In
Illustrator(s): David Catrow
Hardcover | Pages : 24
Size: 8 X 10 | USD $14.95
ISBN: 9780823424184 | Pub Date: 2012-07-01
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Ebook, Paperback
Themes: Easy Readers, Humor
About the Book
A fly enters a concert hall and causes a commotion among audience and performers alike in this laugh-out-loud-funny and easy-to-read picture book.
In the wake of a fly's flight, a wig flips, eyeglasses fall, and a lollipop is launched. Musicians BANG and BOOM as they try to get that fly! All fail, and the chaos culminates when an overzealous singer, fly-swatter in hand, leaps off the stage. The audience applauds enthusiastically for the greatest display of showmanship they have ever seen.
David Catrow pays homage to the slapstick films of the last century with masterfully rendered artwork and an understated text that has a music of its own. He has illustrated many best-selling and highly regarded picture books. This is his first book for Holiday House.
THE REVIEWS ARE IN
"Catrow's outrageously funny caricatures steal the show in this simple story of a fly that wreaks havoc. . . . Repetitive words and extremely short sentences make this tale accessible for the newest readers. . . . Wonderful humor."—School Library Journal
About the Series
"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal
"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews
"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews
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