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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
A hilarious illustrated non-fiction book about the house fly, perfect for beginning readers. The humorous text and funny illustrations give it trade appeal, while the non-fiction content makes it a shoo-in for the institutional market.
The first in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Fly is a look at the common housefly. It covers such topics as the hair on the fly’s body (requires a lot of shaving), its ability to walk on the ceiling (it’s pretty cool, but it’s hard to play soccer up there), and its really disgusting food tastes (garbage juice soup followed by dirty diaper with rotten tomato sauce, for example). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Fly contains factual information that will tie in with curriculum.