Freddie the Fly

Freddie the Fly

by Charles Grodin, Sal Murdocca

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-On his way to his grandmother's house where a bully cousin awaits him, Nicky spots a fly on the window of the airport limousine and names it Freddie. The insect accompanies him all the way to Kansas City, where it gathers its bee friends together and they sting Roy, who then leaves Nicky alone. End of story. Even the overt message about the value of friendship is lost in this book. The premise is unbelievable; the text is stiff, lacks transitions, and contains such contrived lines as ``Nicky was Freddie's guy and Freddie was Nicky's fly.'' Also, the picture of family life that Grodin paints is disquieting and suggests that force is an acceptable way of mediating a dispute. Murdocca's watercolor illustrations are statuesque and show no motion. They match the wooden text.-Elizabeth Hanson, Chicago Public Library

Product Details

Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
A Random House Pictureback
Product dimensions:
10.24(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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