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Old Black Fly
Contributor(s): Aylesworth, Jim (Author), Gammell, Stephen (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0805039244     ISBN-13: 9780805039245
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 1995

Annotation: Mama, Sister, Baby, and Gamma chase an old black fly through the house--and the alphabet--as it coughs on the cookies and nibbles on the noodles and pesters the parrot. It'll take a nasty trick to get rid of this old black fly and these are just the folks to think it up. Full color. An ALA Notable Book and IRA Children's Choice Book.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction
Dewey: E
LCCN: 91026825
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Lexile Measure: 400 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 9" W x 9.9" (0.32 lbs) 32 pages
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/20/1995
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6080
Reading Level: 1.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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 "

Contributor Bio(s): Gammell, Stephen: - Stephen Gammell has illustrated many books for children. He won the Caldecott Medal for Song and Dance Man. Stephen Gammell lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.Aylesworth, Jim: -

Jim Aylesworth taught the first grade for more than twenty years. He has written more than twenty books for young readers, including My Son John and McGraw's Emporium. He lives in Hinsdale, Illinois, with his wife.

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