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The Fly, by Petr Horacek

22926582The Fly
Petr Horacek
2015 Candlewick Press
ISBN – 9780763674809
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Preschool
4.3 Stars

People don’t seem to like him, neither do cows, and frogs try to eat him. It just seems that fly cannot catch a break. He is just going about his own life, not hurting anyone! What’s the big deal? Beautifully illustrated as always, Horacek brings us the story of a bug, from his own side. None of that pesky bug attitude from this book, more like that pesky human! We learn that the bug is a fitness buff, who likes to make friends, and eat afternoon snacks. He has a hard life and just wishes that the other creatures would be nice to him. But in the end, things always turn out the same for him don’t they? I love the way the pages are used. Some are completely filled with color, while some partial pages act as flaps to help with the story. The colors are bold, and blended in a way that is reminiscent of Carle, but with its own added style. I pretty much love all of Petr Horacek’s creations.

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