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Friday, December 31, 2010

Tiny Little Fly - Michael Rosen

Released November 2010

Reviewed by Bob Walch

Big bold illustrations are featured in this picture book about a pesky little fly who manages to irritate and then elude some rather large creatures. Whether it is an elephant, hippo or tiger, the little fly buzzes right up and lands on a paw, trunk or ear.  Although each animal is determined to “do something” about the little insect, none of them succeeds in dealing with the irritating visitor.

A playful rhymed text follows the fly’s actions while the illustrations provide a fly’s eye view of the large critters visited by the little fellow as he flies from one animal to another.

Read this book aloud a few times with your preschoolers and then let the child share in the narration chores.  The text is simple enough, with repetition and action words (“tramp, crush, tramp” and “roll, squash, roll”), that your little one will want to blurt out some of the key words as you move through the book.

Michael Rosen is a recent British Children’s Laureate and you’ll see why he received this honor when you page through Tiny Little Fly

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