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Diary of a Fly This Is The Diaryof A Fly A Fly Who, When She S Not Landing On Your Head Or Swimming In Your Soup, Is Trying To Escape Her 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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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • Diary of a Fly
  • Doreen Cronin
  • English
  • 14 September 2019
  • 0060001569

10 thoughts on “Diary of a Fly


  1. says:

    Check outpicture book reviews Perspective of a WriterIn this diary of a fly a young fly girl explains how she wants to be a superhero to her best friends Worm and Spider.I m not really a fan of the art style but it fit the comic book like diary entries And my nephew was quite enchanted He loved all the facts particularly the ones having to do with numbers In the middle of the book you have to turn the book sides to be able to read it and he was quite taken with that aspect as well Check outpicture book reviews Perspective of a WriterIn this diary of a fly a young fly girl explains how she wants to be a superhero to her best friends Worm and Spider.I m not really a fan of the art style but it fit the comic book like diary entries And my nephew was quite enchanted He loved all the facts particularly the ones having to do with numbers In the middle of the book you have to turn the book sides to be able to read it and he was quite taken with that aspect as well And he s a fan of any spread where a character is making their own drawings so he was quite taken with fly girl s book It was quite a fun book for him It had a ton of words but we flew through the book I was a little concerned about grandpa spider and the frog babysitter threat but they went right over my nephews head, lol It s definitely something good to talk about with a child who is ready to understand about death and the food chain The facts about flies were quite cool The message about heroes was quite mixed up with all the fly facts but with all that is going on the book is quite re readable especially for a child interested in insects The fact the fly was a girl and not a boy was quite cool I love the idea of boys understanding young that girls are their equal and not to be seen as non friends Except for the ribbons her sex wasn t talked about so much that only girls would enjoy it BOTTOM LINE Perfect for fly loving children ______________________You can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer See my picture book reviews in a special feature called Boo s Picture Gallery


  2. says:

    Genre Juvenile Picture Book Reading level Age 6 This busy book is just the thing to address the nerves of the child who is about to begin school The concerns of the Fly, unnamed, range from dietary to family to super hero She is about to begin school and not at all sure that she will fit in Does everyone regurgitate their food Can a Fly be a super hero Why can t she have her own room Her friends, Worm and Spider, will be familiar from previous Cronin and Bliss stories Together they face Genre Juvenile Picture Book Reading level Age 6 This busy book is just the thing to address the nerves of the child who is about to begin school The concerns of the Fly, unnamed, range from dietary to family to super hero She is about to begin school and not at all sure that she will fit in Does everyone regurgitate their food Can a Fly be a super hero Why can t she have her own room Her friends, Worm and Spider, will be familiar from previous Cronin and Bliss stories Together they face the everyday challenges of being a young bug Humans feature prominently in the story as sources of food and subjects for school assignments Warning this book may spoil your appetite The very funny illustrations do not stop on the pages of the book, but can be found on the inside and back of the cover The author s humor and artist s whimsical cartoons will please the younger child, while the subtleties will delight an older reader Other picture books for all ages featuring literary animals Dear Mrs LaRue, Mark TeagueDiary of a wombat, Jackie French Bruce WhatleyLetters from a desperate dog, Eileen Christelow


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    1 This is a story about a fly and her exciting first days of life, school, and self discovery with her friends, Worm and Spider She learns, with a little help from her friends, that it truly takes all kinds.2 This book is reccomended for students on a 2nd grade reading level.3 I could use this book in my classroom as a read aloud, or as a fun beginner to a science lesson on insects 4 Any student could benefit from this book, but I believe it is very encouraging for girls to understand that 1 This is a story about a fly and her exciting first days of life, school, and self discovery with her friends, Worm and Spider She learns, with a little help from her friends, that it truly takes all kinds.2 This book is reccomended for students on a 2nd grade reading level.3 I could use this book in my classroom as a read aloud, or as a fun beginner to a science lesson on insects 4 Any student could benefit from this book, but I believe it is very encouraging for girls to understand that they can do anything except sass their moms 5 This book would be great for small groups to give students a good example of a diary.6 I could also use this book to introduce diaries in a classroom read aloud 7 Diary of a Spider and Diary of a Worm8 Audiobook available


  4. says:

    Fly has 327 brothers and sisters, so she can t have her own room This book in the Diary of Insert Insect trilogy is a little lighter, or maybesubtle, with the humor, but it appears to me to be packed with a lotinteresting facts about the housefly Maybe that s to offset the relative uselessness of the house fly as an insect Worms and Spiders have clear purposes Flies not so much After reading this book, I feel bad for thinking that because Fly is so cute when she pretends to Fly has 327 brothers and sisters, so she can t have her own room This book in the Diary of Insert Insect trilogy is a little lighter, or maybesubtle, with the humor, but it appears to me to be packed with a lotinteresting facts about the housefly Maybe that s to offset the relative uselessness of the house fly as an insect Worms and Spiders have clear purposes Flies not so much After reading this book, I feel bad for thinking that because Fly is so cute when she pretends to be a hero


  5. says:

    Title Diary of a FlyAuthor Doreen CroninIllustrator Harry BlissGenre Online BookTheme s There is alwaysto be learned Opening line sentence Tomorrow is the first day of school I am so nervous Brief Book Summary This book is in the format of a nervous fly starting school who writes in her diary everyday She talks about the projects he has to do and even how she has to observe a human first grader The fly makes friends at school and writes about how much she learns about flies as Title Diary of a FlyAuthor Doreen CroninIllustrator Harry BlissGenre Online BookTheme s There is alwaysto be learned Opening line sentence Tomorrow is the first day of school I am so nervous Brief Book Summary This book is in the format of a nervous fly starting school who writes in her diary everyday She talks about the projects he has to do and even how she has to observe a human first grader The fly makes friends at school and writes about how much she learns about flies as well as other things At the end of the story, fly learns about superheroes and decides she is a different type of superhero that the world might need.Professional Recommendation Review 1 Casey Bedenbaugh Children s Literature This is the diary of a fly that is going to flight school for the first time She experiences all of the first day jitters and wonders if she is the only one who eats regurgitated food Relieved to discover she is not, she learns many facts about flies However, when she is not discovering new things, she spends time with her best friends, Spider and Worm, trying to escape her 327 brothers and sisters who are driving her crazy Fly is determined that she wants to be a superhero, and why not She has 4,000 lenses in each eye, can walk on walls, and can change directions in flight faster than the blink of a human eye The colorful and detailed illustrations allow readers to get an inside view of the life of a fly.Professional Recommendation Review 2 Eileen Kern Kutztown University Book Review This is another winner from author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Harry Bliss Fly, a purple girl with multifaceted green eyes, writes in her diary about the first day at school, her flying lessons, her relationships and antics with her 327 siblings She wants to be a super hero but realizes that it is not possible She learns many worldly things from her playmates, Worm and Spider The cartoon illustrations and humorous but fact filled text make this book another winner in the series Response to Two Professional Reviews Both of these reviews mention the colorful and detailed illustrations seen in this book Children would definitely love looking at these pictures while reading the story I also agree that this book is great because of the fact filled text that would help students learn about different things There are many facts in this book that children as well as adults would be able to learn about just from reading it.Evaluation of Literary Elements The author chose a simple plot for this story that children are able to relate to because it is about going to school Most of the setting takes place at school and for the rest of it the setting can be seen through the illustrations The online version of the book zooms in and out of pictures while the voice is reading the story The book is read at a slow pace so students are able to listen carefully while looking at the detailed and funny illustrations.The characterization of the fly will grab children s attention because what child doesn t love an animal that can talk Consideration of Instructional Application I think this would be a great story to use in the classroom It is fun for young students because the lively, colorful illustrations are very appealing, but it is also filled with factual information Students would enjoy this book, and also take a lot from it because they would be learning what the fly is learning in school and while playing with her friends There are facts about flies and even about the food chain that students would be able to learn about Since there are facts about these things, it would be beneficial to read students this book and then do some sort of science project relating to topics discussed in the story


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    Title Diary of a FlyAuthor Doreen CroninIllustrator Harry BlissGenre Picture BookTheme s Flies, Diaries, School, SuperherosOpening line sentence June 7 Tomorrow is the first day of school I m so nervous What if I m the only one who eats regurgitated food June 8 Great news Everyone eats regurgitated food Brief Book Summary This picture book is the diary of a fly who wants to be a superhero You experience Fly going to school and the troubles she goes through to become a superhero.Pr Title Diary of a FlyAuthor Doreen CroninIllustrator Harry BlissGenre Picture BookTheme s Flies, Diaries, School, SuperherosOpening line sentence June 7 Tomorrow is the first day of school I m so nervous What if I m the only one who eats regurgitated food June 8 Great news Everyone eats regurgitated food Brief Book Summary This picture book is the diary of a fly who wants to be a superhero You experience Fly going to school and the troubles she goes through to become a superhero.Professional Recommendation Review 1 Jessie Grearson Audiofile, October November 2008 Abigail Breslin of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE fame reads this enjoyable follow up to the bestselling diaries of a worm and a spider, who make appearances in this book as well Breslin s expressive, youthful voice is perfectly suited to that of fly girl, and she handles the gently humorous yet informative story line well We learn a fly s average flight speed 4.5 mph and how fast they beat their wings 200 times per second No wonder I keep falling asleep in math This fun production is enhanced by musical interludes that include jazzy piano phrases to the occasional doo wop beat It ends with an interesting interview with illustrator Harry Bliss, who offers his thoughts on illustrating this popular picture book series.Professional Recommendation Review 2 Randall Enos Booklist, Nov 1 2007 Vol 104, No 5 In Diary of a Worm 2003 and Diary of a Spider 2005 , Cronin and Bliss make two of nature s least appealing creatures into perfectly charming journal keepers Just as likable is their new diarist, a young fly decked out in a fetching red bow, who first appeared in Spider s diary The hopes, fears, and daily concerns Fly sets down seem worlds away from kids lives Will Fly be considered odd at school for her predilection for regurgitated food What s the best way to deal with her 327 siblings As one who eats horse manure, has 4,000 lenses in each eye, and can walk on walls, is she better than the superhero she dreams of becoming Even so, children may well find a certain familiarity in the emotions underlying Fly s words Bliss colorful cartoon illustrations are the perfect counterbalance to the humorous irony in Cronin s text Like its predecessors, this diary is a crowd pleaser.Response to Two Professional Reviews Both professionals speak of the author s youthful expression throughout this book and how it pulls in young readers from the start Children are able to relate to Fly s world through her diary, from her worries at school to her dream of becoming a superhero The illustrations are vibrant and attract the younger and older reading population.Evaluation of Literary Elements This is a great picture book for children still very engaged in illustrations There is a lot of details going on in this particular book with text intertwined throughout the pictures However, all details are large enough for kids to see making this a great selection for younger readers Consideration of Instructional Application This book would be a great way to explain what a diary is and the components of one Children could create their own diary in the classroom, explaining what they did each day and their thoughts and questions they have This would be a great way to assess a child s writing throughout the progression of the diary


  7. says:

    Every one of Cronin s Diary books is ROTFL funny, and this one is no exception Better for elementary school students than preschoolers teachers, grab these books when you re doing lessons on worms, spiders and flies


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    Categories Genres for this class fulfilled by this book TumbleBooks, Picture BooksCopyright Date 2007Estimate of age level of interest K 3Estimate of reading level 2 3Brief description Fly wants to be a superhero but Spider doesn t think she can be This book is the daily diary of Fly who explains about her skills, and her daily life at home and at school.Identify at least 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre and discuss how they appear in your book As a TumbleBooks version of a pic Categories Genres for this class fulfilled by this book TumbleBooks, Picture BooksCopyright Date 2007Estimate of age level of interest K 3Estimate of reading level 2 3Brief description Fly wants to be a superhero but Spider doesn t think she can be This book is the daily diary of Fly who explains about her skills, and her daily life at home and at school.Identify at least 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre and discuss how they appear in your book As a TumbleBooks version of a picture book, Diary of a Fly gives the reader an interactive experience similar almost to as if it was being read to them aloud There is an animated intro title page with a short background tune which grabs the reader s attention and each page of the story is narrated by an enthusiastic but clear reader The text is large and at the top of each page and is sized so it is easy to see and read As the narrator reads each sentence, that sentence is highlighted in red and the image of the illustrated page pans to let the reader see the page, or something fades in or out or moves to go along with the action of the story The words are definitely appropriate for the age level and the sentences are simple with very few challenging words The total length of the story when read aloud is around five minutes which is also good to keep the reader s attention.In what ways and how well does the book as a whole serve its intended audience When a teacher or parent can t provide a read aloud, Tumblebooks picturebooks can provide a similar experience Icons that flash are recognizable to young readers and flash to indicate what to click to move on The story is short, entertaining, and has a little bit of humor to keep young readers interested Some of the humor might not be understood if a young reader doesn t immediately get that flies are part of the food chain in that they are eaten by spiders, or that the way flies eat is by using their saliva to dissolve food before slurping it up Those little nuances might be better little educational pieces of info when the story is being read to the audience by a teacher or parent There is no way to manually pan around on the page In one or two instances, it might have been helpful if the reader was able to move the illustration around to see parts of the page that could not be seen Overall, Diary of a Fly is appropriate for young elementary or kindergarten readers any older than 1st or 2nd grade and interest will simply not be there and the Tumblebooks features provide opportunities for those readers to improve their reading skills.Awards if any Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books, 10 01 05Horn Book Magazine starred, 04 01 06Kirkus Reviews starred, 07 01 05Library Media Connection starred, 04 01 06Publishers Weekly starred, 06 06 05Wilson s Children, 10 01 10Links to published reviews from professional sources if any Horn Book Magazine November December, 2005 Library Media Connection April May 2006 Publishers Weekly June 6, 2005 School Library Journal August 1, 2005


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Booklist November 1, 2007 Vol 104, No 5 Preschool Grade 2 In Diary of a Worm 2003 and Diary of a Spider 2005 , Cronin and Bliss make two of nature s least appealing creatures into perfectly charming journal keepers Just as likable is their new diarist, a young fly decked out in a fetching red bow, who first appeared in Spider s diary The hopes, fears, and daily concerns Fly sets down seem worlds away from kids lives Will Fly be considered odd at school for her predilection for regur Booklist November 1, 2007 Vol 104, No 5 Preschool Grade 2 In Diary of a Worm 2003 and Diary of a Spider 2005 , Cronin and Bliss make two of nature s least appealing creatures into perfectly charming journal keepers Just as likable is their new diarist, a young fly decked out in a fetching red bow, who first appeared in Spider s diary The hopes, fears, and daily concerns Fly sets down seem worlds away from kids lives Will Fly be considered odd at school for her predilection for regurgitated food What s the best way to deal with her 327 siblings As one who eats horse manure, has 4,000 lenses in each eye, and can walk on walls, is she better than the superhero she dreams of becoming Even so, children may well find a certain familiarity in the emotions underlying Fly s words Bliss colorful cartoon illustrations are the perfect counterbalance to the humorous irony in Cronin s text Like its predecessors, this diary is a crowd pleaser.Horn Book January February, 2008 Readers of Diary of a Worm rev 11 03 and Diary of a Spider rev 11 05 could guess that Diary of a Fly would not be far behind, and, sure enough, here is the third in the series of books about a trio of diminutive friends Like the others, this relays real life information through humor What if I m the only one at school who eats regurgitated food in a way that makes the facts memorable Cronin uses her impeccable comedic timing throughout, as when Fly compares herself to a superhero I can walk on walls and Spider then deflates her Your brain is the size of a sesame seed Bliss includes many witty details in his illustrations, with a set of additional pictures on the endpapers with captions that make them almost like supplementary cartoons The short sentences and visual jokes make this a great selection for listeners and new readers alike.Horn Book starred March, 2008 Like Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider, this book relays real life information through Cronin s impeccable comedic timing in a way that makes the facts memorable Bliss s illustrations, including additional pictures on the endpapers, incorporate many witty details The short sentences and visual jokes make this a great selection for listeners and new readers alike.Kirkus Reviews starred August 1, 2007 Worm and Spider have had their say, now it s time for Fly to take center stage She frets in dated entries about going to school What if I m the only one who eats regurgitated food , recording flying and other lessons, cutting up with her 327 brothers and sisters and especially yearning to be a superhero despite her friend Spider s scorn Superheroes bend steel with their bare hands You eat horse manure with your feet Bliss contributes another set of cartoons that place small creatures with occasional identifying items of clothing Fly s is a hair bow in a big and not always entirely safe world It s still a winning formula, and readers will come away, as from the two previous outings, with sore stomachs from laughing and surprising amounts of painlessly delivered natural history plus Worm s sage and comforting closing observation that the world needs all kinds of heroes Picture book 6 8 Publishers Weekly July 16, 2007 Cronin and Bliss follow up their bestselling Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider with a heroine so delightful it would be criminal to swat her Fly, a purple girl with multifaceted green eyes, chronicles her childhood, from anxieties about the first day of school June 7 What if I m the only one who eats regurgitated food June 8 Everyone eats regurgitated food to family issues July 23 I visited my aunt Rita today She s been trapped on the wrong side of a screen for a week Tips on flying, such as Leap backward when taking off, combine with grade school concerns and problems of discipline Fly s babysitter, a ladybug, can t manage Fly and her 327 brothers and sisters Mom says we were a lot easier to watch before we grew heads , so she brings a hungry green frog and sits back to read Teen Bugs magazine Because flies beat their wings 200 times per second, can see in all directions at once and have amazing aerial powers, Fly fantasizes about being a superhero, though her friend Spider notes, Superheroes bend steel with their bare hands You eat horse manure with your feet Bemused readers may beinclined to agree with Worm, however, who reassures Fly that the world needs all kinds of heroes Cronin s spot on humor and Bliss s uproarious ink and watercolor panels make Fly and this third outing in the series both irresistible and undeniably super Ages 4 8 Sept Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.School Library Journal October 1, 2007 PreS Gr 3 Fans of Diary of a Spider 2005 and Diary of a Worm 2003, both HarperCollins will be thrilled with this latest mix of whimsy and scientific fact Fly, a sassy insect with a red bow on her purple head, writes in her diary about her first day of school worries will everyone else eat regurgitated food , the challenges of fly school classes, a visit to her aunt who is stuck on the wrong side of a screen door, and playdates with her pals Worm and Spider The ick factor is ramped up from the previous two books, which will delight buggy fans evenLearning about the food chain according to Worm an explanation illustrated by Spider s Grandfather holding a fork over Fly, as well as the ladybug babysitter s method of keeping a lid on mischief by bringing a frog along to keep order while she reads her Teen Bugs magazine will have kids laughing out loud Fly s dream of being a superhero and her doubts that she can be one is a feeling children will respond to as well as Worm s encouragement when he tells her, the world needs all kinds of heroes As usual, the attention to detail flies sitting on thumbtack seats at a toothpaste box table in the cafeteria, Fly in her time out is just glowing eyes on a two page black spread and a lively layout that has a comic book vibe are sure to appeal Hilarious Susan Moorhead, New Rochelle Public Library, NY Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information


  10. says:

    I have seen second graders faun over this book It s funny, witty, and can lead to good classroom discussions The illustrations are bright and bold and can help readers to follow along if they need a little bit extra help There is so much detail in this book that readers can pick up onandif they read it over Fly wants to be a superhero and I think that the end of the book resolves this and she learns that she can be a hero just being her This lesson is usually fairly easy for kid I have seen second graders faun over this book It s funny, witty, and can lead to good classroom discussions The illustrations are bright and bold and can help readers to follow along if they need a little bit extra help There is so much detail in this book that readers can pick up onandif they read it over Fly wants to be a superhero and I think that the end of the book resolves this and she learns that she can be a hero just being her This lesson is usually fairly easy for kids to pick up on and it has possibility to help a child Young readers can read this on their own for a fun and uplifting read It is a part of a series and all of the creatures in the other parts are friends It is fun for the kids to be able to that up

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