Tiny Little Fly (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763646813, 32pp.
Publication Date: November 9, 2010
My, oh my An elusive fly stirs up some mighty beasts in this witty tale for the very young, from a British Children's Laureate and a talented new Irish illustrator. (Ages 2 and up) When Tiny Little Fly sees great big toes (and lands on a great big nose), the poor elephant tries--tramp, crush, tramp--but can't catch it. Off flies the fly The teasing insect easily misses the rhino's roll, squash, roll and the tiger's swat, swoop, snatch too. Michael Rosen's simple language is a joy to read aloud, while Kevin Waldron's whimsical images match his playful rhythm beat for beat, offering a fly's-eye view of each favorite animal before revealing the energized creature in full. How will this gently suspenseful adventure end? Fly, fly, fly.
About the Author
Michael Rosen, a recent British Children's Laureate, has written many acclaimed books for children, including WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and I'M NUMBER ONE and THIS IS OUR HOUSE, both illustrated by Bob Graham. Michael Rosen lives in London. Kevin Waldron is an emerging illustrator from Dublin, Ireland, whose first picture book was MR. PEEK AND THE MISUNDERSTANDING AT THE ZOO. He divides his time between New York and London.