Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly-Pie (Hardcover)

By Judy Sierra

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375832185, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/12/2010)
Library Binding (5/9/2006)

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Thelonius Monster once swallowed a fly, and decided that flies would taste grand in a pie. That silly guy!

Judy Sierra’s funny read-aloud romp presents a monster that children will love as he makes a goo-filled crust, lures hundreds and thousands of succulent flies into it, and invites his “disgusting-ist” friends and relations to a gala fly-pie party. “How it glistens! And listen—it hums!” shout the ravenous monsters. But just as his guests are about to dig in—the pie flies off. “Bye, bye, fly pie.”

Judy Sierra’s story in rhyme begs to be read aloud during Halloween season or any season, and Edward Koren’s signature hairy monsters capture all the humor of this deliciously gross tale.

About the Author

Judy Sierra is the author of "Wild About Books" which was a "New York Times "#1 picture book best seller and the winner of the 2005 E.B.White Read Aloud Award, given by the Association of Booksellers for Children. The author lives in Castro Valley, California.

Edward Koren has published nearly 1,000 cartoons in The New Yorker magazine. He has illustrated "How to Eat Like a Child "by Delia Ephron, "A Dog's Life "by Peter Mayle, and "Pet Peeves" by George Plimpton.The illustrator lives in Brooksfield, Vermont.