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A Fly Went by (Beginner Books(R)) by Mike…

A Fly Went by (Beginner Books(R)) (original 1958; edition 1958)

by Mike McClintock (Author)

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A sheep with its foot caught in a tin can sets off a chase with a fly in the lead.
Title:A Fly Went by (Beginner Books(R))
Authors:Mike McClintock (Author)
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (1958), 72 pages
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A Fly Went By by Mike McClintock (1958)


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  BLTSbraille | Nov 2, 2021 |
Lovely little book with lots for children to think about! ( )
  ReneePaule | Jan 23, 2018 |
I had forgotten most of this book except the cover. When the "monster" chasing the hunter was revealed, I remembered that plot twist. ( )
  bogreader | Oct 14, 2017 |
a book discussing a bunch of different people and animals that are following around a fly throughout town.
a fun book much like dr suess's
2 books
  TUCC | Dec 19, 2016 |
This book is always a favorite with my preschoolers and Kindergarteners. Its repeating lines makes it easy to have them follow along for the "chorus" much like I knew an old lady who swallowed a fly. The artistry in this book and the words match perfectly. We first see a picture of a boy sitting lazily in a boat pulled ashore on a lake and he is looking at the sky. As he looks at the sky a fly went by. The fly is "chased" by a frog who thinks he is being chased by a cat who thinks she is being chased by a dog etcetera. The boy takes it upon himself to stop the whole menagerie and in the end does just that.
I really think that the moral of not jumping to conclusions plays well especially with the younger audience.
  gregorysmith | Jul 17, 2016 |
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McClintock, Mikeprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Siebel, FritzIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eastman, P.D.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I sat by the lake.
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A sheep with its foot caught in a tin can sets off a chase with a fly in the lead.

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A little boy's relaxation by the side of a lake is disturbed first by a fly and then by various other animals, all of whom are fleeing a loud noise. Whatever can it be?
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