Posted by Venus on Friday, July 10, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: May 12, 2015
No one wants to share Fly's food with him. Or play with him. And why do they keep trying to swat him away? He's not doing anything but being a fly.
A clever little book concerning the life of an innocent fly, kids might think twice about pulling out the fly swatter. Then again, maybe not.
The most intriguing part of this book is in its construction, with cutout pages in the shapes of fly swatters. Perhaps it is because I am in book production....never mind, it is definitely because I am in book production, but I find the construction of books to sometimes be more interesting than the book itself. Not often mind you, but books that use special papers, or have interesting covers, or use page effects to be very interesting. There are some great mixed media illustrations, with one page being from the fly's perspective as he is perched on the ceiling.