A frolicsome fly disrupts a fancy concert.
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. He—the fly, that is—flies on and off noses. Humans flick him off, and he flips. He flies by cymbals, violins and Wagnerian singers and finally flies out of the theater to thunderous applause, but only after creating much mayhem. The text is short, repetitive, filled with sound effects, and good fun to read aloud. It will certainly appeal to emerging readers and adults fond of the letter F. The publisher has designated the book as part of its I Like to Read series, reading level C. Catrow’s familiar watercolor-and-ink full-page paintings are screamingly funny. Intense hues of greens and blues and wildly exaggerated comical faces add fuel to the fracas. “Get that fly! Boom!”
Have fun with this fly. (Early reader. 2-6)