The Fly: The Disgusting Critters Series

Category: Book
By (author): Gravel, Elise
Series: Disgusting Creatures
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Readers / Intermediate
Publisher: Tundra
Published: March 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 8.63in x 6.31in x 0.50in
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$ 14.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The first in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Fly is a look at the common housefly. It covers such topics as the hair on the fly's body (requires a lot of shaving), its ability to walk on the ceiling (it's pretty cool, but it's hard to play soccer up there), and its really disgusting food tastes (garbage juice soup followed by dirty diaper with rotten tomato sauce, for example). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Fly contains real information that will tie in with curriculum.
Review Quote*"The Fly is a unique nonfiction book about the common housefly. Full of interesting facts, the book reads more like a picture book or simple graphic novel. Everything you never wanted to know about one of mankind's least favourite creatures is covered in this book…. This series is a must-read for children who like the world's most unlikeable creatures."
-Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
Biographical NoteELISE GRAVEL is an award-winning author/illustrator from Quebec. She is the winner of this year's Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration in French, and is well-known in Quebec for her original, wacky picture books. She has published a number of books with US publisher Blue Apple and is currently working on a graphic novel for Roaring Brook Press. Having completed her studies in graphic design, Elise found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and is likes projects that can handle a good dose of eccentricity.