Synopses & Reviews
Nothing drives a family crazy faster than an old black fly on a hot summer day, especially when the family's a little crazy already. And this fly is as bad as they come. He knows every low-down trick in the book--and won't rest until he's gone through them all.
He ate on the crust
of the Apple pie.
He bothered the Baby
and made her cry.
Mama, Sister, Baby, and Gamma chase an old black fly through the house--and the alphabet--as it coughs on the cookies and nibbles on the noodles and pesters the parrot. It'll take a nasty trick to get rid of this old black fly and these are just the folks to think it up. Full color. An ALA Notable Book and IRA Children's Choice Book.
About the Author
taught the first grade for more than twenty years. He has written more than twenty books for young readers, including My Son John
and McGraw's Emporium
. He lives in Hinsdale, Illinois, with his wife.
Stephen Gammell has illustrated many books for children. He won the Caldecott Medal for Song and Dance Man. Stephen Gammell lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.