The Fly Flew in by David Catrow
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A fly enters a concert hall and causes a commotion among the audience and performers alike in this funny and easy-to-read picture book.

In the wake of a fly's flight, a wig flips, glasses fall, and a lollipop is launched. Musicians BANG and BOOM as they try to get that fly! All fail, and the chaos culminates when an overzealous singer, flyswatter in hand, leaps off the stage. The audience applauds enthusiastically for the greatest display of showmanship they have ever seen.

David Catrow pays homage to the slapstick films of the last century with masterfully rendered artwork and an understated text that has a music of its own.


About David Catrow

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David Catrow's favorite subject in school was math. Why? Well, Mr. Hirsch's class was where Catrow did some of his best drawings! Catrow's zany illustrations have illuminated over 30 books for kids, and his editorial cartoons are syndicated in more than 900 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. Not bad for someone who started out as a pre-med major at Kent State and later worked as a paramedic for ten years. During this time Catrow also worked as a freelance artist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Akron Beacon-Journal. Art finally emerged as his definitive career, and he's never stopped since.
Published July 1, 2012 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Catrow is in fine form as his fly flits from the nose of a fancifully costumed usher to formally dressed members of the audience and from the orchestra pit to the stage.

Jul 15 2012 | Read Full Review of The Fly Flew in (I Like to Read)

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The percussionist tries to get him between the cymbals, the timpanist tries to hammer the fly, the singer finally goes after the fly and things get really out of hand.

Sep 04 2012 | Read Full Review of The Fly Flew in (I Like to Read)

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