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Old Black Fly

Aylesworth, Jim (Book - 1991 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Old Black Fly


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Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be.
Authors: Aylesworth, Jim
Title: Old black fly
Publisher: New York :, Holt,, c1991.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Summary: Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be.
Local Note: 1 2 3 5 6 7 9 10 14 15
Additional Contributors: Gammell, Stephen
ISBN: 0805014012
0329130277
0805039244
075873302X
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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • alangone rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We follow the an old black fly as he buzzes through the alphabet, -in verse no less--until he finally meets his end SPLATT!! Lots of repetition and a great refrain-- fun to read and fun to play - this is a great auditory read a loud. A big hit with the preschool crowd -- after they got over the initial shock of old black flies untimely demise-- they loved it. Steve Gammell's illustrations are, as always, bright and powerful.

Report This Apr 07, 2012
  • AVSBook rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Old black fly's been buzzin' around, buzzin' around, buzzin' around"...the alphabet. And it's a lot of rhyming fun buzzing from A to Z. A very creative approach to an alphabet book.

Report This Oct 20, 2008
  • Cabby rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great poem but gross ending.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • alangone rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We follow the an old black fly as he buzzes through the alphabet, -in verse no less--until he finally meets his end SPLATT!! Lots of repetition and a great refrain-- fun to read and fun to play - this is a great auditory read a loud. A big hit with the preschool crowd -- after they got over the initial shock of old black flies untimely demise-- they loved it. Steve Gammell's illustrations are, as always, bright and powerful.

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