Jun 06, 2009
This book was a favorite of mine when I was a kid. It lived at my Nana's house, and I read it and "Put Me in the Zoo" and "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" every time we visited. I remember looking for it on Amazon.com at one point, but I believe it was out of print. I was superpsyched to get it for Charlotte, even though it's kind of old fashioned and violent compared to what early readers get these days. When Charlotte was tiny, I could read it to her and she liked the rhythm. Nowadays she doesn More...
Aug 20, 2012
I don't usually record children's books on Goodreads unless they are of the "stuff I might read as an adult" variety. But, Goodreads' recent poll on the topic prompted me to make an exception for this one. My son loves this book. We've read it together at least a hundred times and I still enjoy it too, which is more than I can say for most of the over-hyped Dr. Seuss catalog. I rate it four stars as the poetry is a bit forced in places, but the rhythm and pacing is fantastic. More...
Sep 14, 2011
I really liked this book because it explained the natural circle of life where smaller animals are hunted by bigger animals who are then hunted by humans while not being scary. It also taught that we can sometimes be afraid for no reason and that one shouldn't assume the worst in people because that will lead to unnecessary strife and fear. Another perk about this book is that it taught problem solving in a subtle way: the child was trying to stop the fear of all of the animals and eventually go More...
Apr 09, 2012
I love kids books that rhyme, it makes it so much easier to read out aloud, and fun. This is a greta book, which is like the Green Eggs and ham, in that you have remember a successive list of characters, all who seem initially to be chasing another. The lamb with the foot in the bucket, is a bit out dated and a foreign concept for my kids, but it brought me back to my childhood readings.
Nov 24, 2012
A Fly Went By is a fun, silly book with an entertaining story and decent illustrations. Nothing deep here, but that's OK. It's good for a few readings, but it does start toward being too much, as it gets close to the end. The kids only wanted this read to them a few times, and I only wanted to read it to them those few times - but it was fun for those few times.
Nov 02, 2012
This book reminds me so much of the nursery rhyme 'The House that Jack Built.' That fact, and that my children want this book read to them so much it does become rather tiresome after a while. The looks on their faces are worth all the aggravation though. If you're running late on bedtime I would choose a shorter story.
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Apr 04, 2011
This is a fun story that builds upon itself and leads to a funny conclusion. It's a good book for beginning readers, with lots of simple words and a repetitive narrative, but I will caution that it is pretty long. Our youngest did a great job reading it, but she got tired about halfway through, so I took over. It's a fun book to read aloud.
Apr 22, 2013
This was one of my favorite books as a child to read. It is something that as a future teacher I may not necessarily read to my students in the classroom, but I would definitely have it on the mini library in my classroom! I think it is something exciting and fun for kids to read.
Mar 08, 2010
This is a classic story of cause and effect. A little boy is relaxing by the lakeside, but all of a sudden a fly went by. The fly was chasing an animal that was chasing another animal, and so on. There is a lot of rhyming and repetition in this story. Very fun story.
Sep 21, 2012
I've stumbled upon this book review and flashed back my childhood memory along with other books (which i've forgotten the titles) Could anyone point out the title of a book about flying car adventure (most probably from the series) I wonder where were they since we couldn't find them (as we moved a lot!) Do offer me if you've extra copies from the beginner series of Dr Seuss as I'd love to keep it for my dd (+ next gen perhaps? Even I once thought The Cat in the Hat was the weirdest creature on More...