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Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly-Pie by Judy…

Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly-Pie

by Judy Sierra

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This book has great rhythm, and very imaginative drawings ( )
  MsBigfoot | Mar 19, 2016 |
This story is for great for young readers because it rhymes, and it has a lot of big words in it that could be used as sight words to help students broaden their vocabulary. The reading level is a 2.3.
  Natoya | Apr 18, 2015 |
I liked this book. I really liked the playful language choice throughout the story "up, up the staircase it whirred and it whined with all of the monsters galumphing behind. It whizzed out the window. It whooshed to the sky. Bye-bye file pie!" I believe that the word choice adds a sense of uniqueness and charm that enhances the story. I also liked the illustrations throughout the book. The flies’ wings were the only color used in the entire story all of the other pictures were in black and white. This added emphasis to how important the flies were to the monsters. Finally I really liked the plot of this story and how even though the flies flew away the monsters still enjoyed their pie. The main idea of this story is that you should always make the best out of unfortunate situations. ( )
  carolinetownsend | Oct 27, 2014 |
Fantastic typography (Up, UP!) and use of spot color. ( )
  JennyArch | Jun 25, 2014 |
Thelonius accidentally ate a fly one day and was amazed at how great it tasted. The monster decided to bake a fly pie and invite all of his friends and relatives over to eat it. The pie flew away with all the flies in it. Eventually the crust fell from the sky and all of the monsters enjoyed it together. Young children would enjoy the silliness of this book. ( )
  abruser | Apr 12, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375832181, Hardcover)

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.

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A good-natured monster thinks a pie made out of flies would be a good dessert, and invites all his friends and relatives over to try it.

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