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!
A spare rhyming text and vivid illustrations tell the story of a fly that stirs up a whole mess of troubleï¿½ dynamic illustrations stretch across pages and convey the action, movement, and emotion of the story with minimal detail —School Library Journal (starred review)