Old Black Fly

Old Black Fly

Book - 1992
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Nothing drives a family crazy faster than an old black fly on a hot summer day, especially when the family's a little crazy already. And this fly is as bad as they come. He knows every low-down trick in the book--and won't rest until he's gone through them all.

He ate on the crust
of the Apple pie.
He bothered the Baby
and made her cry.
Shoo fly!
Shoo fly!
Shooo.

Publisher: Henry Holt books 1992
ISBN: 9780805039245
0805039244
Characteristics: unpaged illus paperback

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JCLBeckyC Apr 06, 2017

The kids, caregivers, and I had fun swatting the fly in this book with our scarves during Family Storytime. Pairs well with other scarf storytime rhymes such as "Popcorn Kernels", and of course, the classic song, "Shoo, Fly, Don't Bother Me."

cals_kidsbookbuyer Oct 08, 2015

That nasty old fly is buzzing around again! Someone grab the flyswatter!

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AVSBook
Apr 07, 2012

"Old black fly's been
buzzin' around,
buzzin' around,
buzzin' around"...the alphabet. And it's a lot of rhyming fun buzzing from A to Z. A very creative approach to an alphabet book.

Ann Langone Jan 30, 2011

We follow the an old black fly as he buzzes through the alphabet, -in verse no less--until he finally meets his end SPLATT!!
Lots of repetition and a great refrain-- fun to read and fun to play - this is a great auditory read a loud. A big hit with the preschool crowd -- after they got over the initial shock of old black flies untimely demise-- they loved it.
Steve Gammell's illustrations are, as always, bright and powerful.

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Cabby
Oct 20, 2008

Great poem but gross ending.

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Ann Langone Jan 30, 2011

We follow the an old black fly as he buzzes through the alphabet, -in verse no less--until he finally meets his end SPLATT!!
Lots of repetition and a great refrain-- fun to read and fun to play - this is a great auditory read a loud. A big hit with the preschool crowd -- after they got over the initial shock of old black flies untimely demise-- they loved it.
Steve Gammell's illustrations are, as always, bright and powerful.

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bookmobile1
Aug 04, 2016

"Swat!" Old Black Fly's done buzzing around, and he won't be bad anymore!"

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