Diary of a Fly

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This is the diary...of a fly. A fly who, when she's not landing on your head or swimming in your soup, is trying to escape her 327 brothers and sisters who are driving her crazy!

Even though she's little — just like her best friends Worm and Spider — Fly wants to be a superhero. And why not? She walks on walls, sees in all directions at once, and can already fly!

Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, the team behind the New York Times bestsellers ...

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Overview

This is the diary...of a fly. A fly who, when she's not landing on your head or swimming in your soup, is trying to escape her 327 brothers and sisters who are driving her crazy!

Even though she's little — just like her best friends Worm and Spider — Fly wants to be a superhero. And why not? She walks on walls, sees in all directions at once, and can already fly!

Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, the team behind the New York Times bestsellers Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider, reach hilarious heights with their story of a little fly who's not afraid to dream big. Really big.

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Editorial Reviews

Jessica Bruder
Fans of Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider will recognize the conventions behind the latest book from Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss: a young bug keeps a journal of tiny triumphs and frustrations. The story is light on plot but teeming with funny vignettes that blur the line between entomology and early childhood. Diary of a Fly is also a wry reminder of how frustrating it can feel to be small…
—The New York Times
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3

A young fly documents many everyday situations in her diary, from fitting in on the first day of school to having trouble with the babysitter, in this book (HarperCollins, 2007) by Doreen Cronin. Fly has 327 brothers and sisters and must learn things like landing on moving targets. Fly wants to be a superhero, but she's worried that she isn't special enough. Worm and Spider, Fly's friends, help her learn that "the world needs all kinds of heroes." This humorous tale includes lots of amazing facts about flies. Illustrator Harry Bliss narrates the characters with appropriately high-pitched voices. All of the text in the illustrations and on the end papers is also narrated, including the dialogue in the comics Fly is reading. Subtle sound effects and occasional music enhance the telling. Youngsters will adore Bliss's detailed, humorous illustrations. Young readers will love this imaginative recreation of a fly's world with a human twist.-Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062232984
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 119,885
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Doreen Cronin

Doreen Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly, as well as Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Giggle, Giggle, Quack. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their daughters.

Harry Bliss is the New York Times bestselling artist of Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly, by Doreen Cronin; A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech; and Which Would You Rather Be? by William Steig. He is also an award-winning, internationally syndicated cartoonist and a cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. He lives in Vermont with his son.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Just Plain Fun

    I reccomend the Diary of a.. books. The Diary of a Worm and Spider as so cute, as is this one. They are just a cute look at creatures we all kind of look down on. Plus, they are great books for my 7 year old son to practice his reading skills.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2010

    This book is awesome

    I liked this book. It was interesting to see life from a fly's perspective. The pictures are colorfull. It is a story that keeps your attention. I have the Diary of a worm book and the diary of a fly book adds to my collection, I am hoping to purchase Diary of a spider within the next month or two.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

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    Humorous, Indeed

    The students in my class absolutely love these Worm, Spider, and Fly books--I hope more will come! I have read each of them at least twice last year. The funny thing is that there are a few jokes the kids might not get but the adults definitely will. Once I explain them to my students they all burst into laughter once they finally get it. Every elementary classroom or home should have these fabulous books!

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  • Posted January 17, 2009

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    You might want to read this...

    Diary of a Fly is a hilarious reflection of how life is as a fly. The main character is a sassy and savvy fly who is also very cute and hip. This book is very funny, and has a slight twist on the first two books. The illustrations are very cute, and this book has valuable information too. What would happen if a human hurt a fly and you just happened to be that fly?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007

    Interested in how a fly thinks?

    This book was hilarious on each and every page. I like how it contrasted the life of a fly compared to humans, and how the flies used things that may be very ordinary to humans. She's a cute little fly and you will get a kick out of her diary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2007

    A great book

    My child thinks that this book is all fun and games, and funny, of course, but I think that it is very informative as well as imaginative. If a young fly thought as a young human does, it'd be just like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2007

    The best in the 'Bug Diary' series

    My daughter worships this Fly-girl. This is a hilarious, informative and touching picture book. Cronin and Bliss make some of the best children's books out there. Bravo!

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