The Fly

Petr Horacek (Author)
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Description

There's never a dull moment in this funny, beautifully illustrated tale depicting a pesky fly in a whole new light.

The housefly in this story doesn't understand why people won't share their food with him or play with him . . . and why do they keep trying to give him a swat? He's not doing any harm! In a clever, interactive novelty book buzzing with fun, Petr Horácek may make readers reluctant to turn the final page.

Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
May 12, 2015
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.1 X 0.5 X 9.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763674809

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About the Author

Petr Horacek has created numerous picture books for children, including Animal Opposites, One Spotted Giraffe, Silly Suzy Goose, and Strawberries Are Red. Born in Czechoslovakia, he now lives in England.

Reviews

Horácek's fly's-eye view of a misunderstood insect's life will be a nifty read at storytime or one-on-one ... it's definitely buzz-worthy.
--Kirkus Reviews

Cleverly cut-out swatters make this an interactive book of a different sort. In the end, the reader has a moral decision of her own--to close the book and squash the fly or to carefully read it again. I would read it again.
--BookPage

Pair this with Lydia Monks's Aaaarrgghh! Spider! (HMH, 2004) for a fun-filled storytime about sympathetic creepy crawlies.
--School Library Journal

The fly's- eye vantage point is deftly conveyed, particularly the topsy-turvy scene in which the fly addresses viewers from the ceiling, while the boy seems suspended from the floor...This Hobson's choice will undoubtedly delight more sanguinary readers.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Several pages feature die-cut fly swatters which, when combined with other clever elements of perspective and tone, make this book highly interactive and entertaining.
--Literacy Daily

The best readaloud picture book of 2015.
--Betsy Bird, A Fuse 8 Production

Readers get to be a fly on the wall.
--Publishers Weekly