Horácek’s fly’s-eye view of a misunderstood insect’s life will be a nifty read at storytime or one-on-one … it’s definitely buzz-worthy.
Cleverly cut-out swatters make this an interactive book of a different sort. In the end, the reader has a moral decision of her own—to close the book and squash the fly or to carefully read it again. I would read it again.
Pair this with Lydia Monks’s Aaaarrgghh! Spider! (HMH, 2004) for a fun-filled storytime about sympathetic creepy crawlies.
—School Library Journal
The fly’s- eye vantage point is deftly conveyed, particularly the topsy-turvy scene in which the fly addresses viewers from the ceiling, while the boy seems suspended from the floor…This Hobson’s choice will undoubtedly delight more sanguinary readers.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Several pages feature die-cut fly swatters which, when combined with other clever elements of perspective and tone, make this book highly interactive and entertaining.
The best readaloud picture book of 2015.
—Betsy Bird, A Fuse 8 Production
Readers get to be a fly on the wall.