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Frog and Fly

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  427 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Six slurpy stories, two comical combatants, and one laugh-out-loud picture book

Frog and Fly are constant companions. There is only one problem . . . Frog thinks Fly is delicious! This leads to a never-ending battle of wits with laugh-out- loud consequences. Told in six short comic stripstyle chapters, Frog and Fly will delight kids and leave them begging for yet another
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Philomel Books
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Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kidstuff, frogs, hilarious
I laughed out loud at this one! Warning - these two are NOT pals, and things do not end well for the fly . . . though he does get his revenge in the end. (Or maybe it's a sibling getting vengeance. It's kind of hard to tell flies apart.)

Allison Parker
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Love the surprising darkness to this set of stories. Spoiler alert: the fly gets it. Repeatedly.
The Styling Librarian
LOVED this book! Hilarious easy reader that will be quite appealing. Enjoyed the 6 stories. Made my son chortle...
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
This is by far one of my favorite books, it's a laugh from the first page to the last page. ...more
Sunah Chung
The Frog and Fly are the main characters in this story. In five stories the Frog eats the Fly. The last story is the revenge of the Fly.
In diverse context, they have the similar pattern: They communicate with each other, and Frog mainly eat Fly. Texts on each page are simple and recursive so children, the targeted audience, can predict what will occur on the next page. However, I prefer reading stories that have a lesson or focus on a specific topic. This book is too simple, so it would be fi
Suzanne Kunz Williams
There are so many books that we can read to children and that they want to read to themselves that I don't know that they need book that focuses on animals eating each other. That said this book might be good when learning about the predictor/prey cycle and also might be good when teaching children that there are dangers we need to be aware of in life. ...more
May 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book received elite placement on top of the library shelf. Typically users like myself will select those books if rushed for time and just need to find something for the little one to read. Those are not always the best books as in this case. These six little dtories were rather ho-hum. Sigh
Carly Casassa
Comparing two typical things, frogs and flies. Told in six short comic strip style chapters that shows different scenes about the frog and the fly that will have children laughing. This is a good book for counting because it counts the 6 scenes at the top of the page.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is geared towards beginner readers. It was really too simple for my daughter, but it's funny enough she wanted to read it over and over again. ...more
Donna Mork
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute story but not one I would read to little kids...the main character gets eaten in the end. Kind of sad.
Very cute and silly. This is a good choice for beginning readers.
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Supposedly Frog and Fly are friends but in all six of these stories Frog eats fly. It came off as a little twisted and macabre. Not usable for my story time and not recommended.
Rachael Olson
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: k-2-books
Simple dialogue and great way to start learning about frogs.
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
A good, easy read for Dad to read aloud.
Sep 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, picture-books
This is divided into short chapters, or something similar to that. It has very few words and would work for those learning to read.
Liz Todd
Fun easy reader! Great intro to graphic novel format, too.

And funny!
Kathryn Dykes
Plot Summary & Personal Response: Gasp! Frog just tricked Fly into being his supper…again! Naive Fly just doesn’t understand that Frog’s only intentions are to devour the poor little guy. No worries though, Frog is soon on the flip side when Bear enters the picture! These quirky characters are brought to life through the use of onomatopoeias, which make this book a fun and easy read-along for young children. Jeff Mack skillfully pieces together six laughable short stories in a comic strip fashio ...more
Katie Fitzgerald
In each of the six short episodes that make up Frog and Fly ,a frog meets a fly and greets him in a friendly way. Nearly every time, the frog then outsmarts the fly and ends up swallowing him. The last time, however, the tables are turned, and the fly gets the last word.

There are a lot of subtle things that make this a wonderful easy reader for very new readers. The pages are large, as are the illustrations and text. The pictures are clear and bright, and the speech bubbles make the text seem dy
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
These six stories about a frog and a fly (though not the same fly…the fly has a tendency to get eaten) are quite amusing! In the first story the fly says “hi” to the frog. The frog responds by saying “nice to eet you?” The fly tries to correct him with “No. Nice to meet you.” Then the frog eats the fly and thinks, “No. Nice to eat you!” And thus ends the first story of frog and fly. And yes, each story has the frog “slurping” away trying to eat flies.

These are short stories, with only a few word
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Six very short stories about a frog and a fly are told here. Done in comic panels, the stories are all simple and quite funny. In each story, the frog meets a fly and ends up not really making friends but instead making lunch. Each story is slightly different and filled with little puns. The frog manages to cleverly lure the fly closer by talking with it, but eventually just slurps that fly right up. The arc of the first two stories is very similar. The third brings in ketchup and a burger. The ...more
Apr 23, 2012 rated it liked it
These six very short stories told in simple text and through multi-media illustrations follow the adventures of a very hungry frog and a fly--or a series of flies--that flits nearby. Each time the fly greets the frog, it ends up becoming a savory snack for the amphibian. But on one dark night, the frog meets its match as the fly hops onto a large, furry critter much larger than the frog. While the end of each story is predictable, beginning readers are likely to enjoy reading this title and appl ...more
Erin Reilly-Sanders
I totally love this book! I hope the Geisel Award committee has their eyes on Frog and Fly because it is fun, funny, and really great as an easy reader book. The words are repetitive and simple but still manage to build with the illustrations to make a great six-part story that will have kids and adults laughing. The illustrations are simple, cartoony, and likable but don't have the same sense of expression that Mo Willem's does in the Elephant and Piggie books where the pictures really begin to ...more
The Library Lady
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
The summary makes it seem as if "Fly" is one character and this is akin to, say, Frog and Toad Are Friends. Nope,nope, nope.

Frog IS Frog, but "Fly" is a series of flies who, chapter by chapter, get eaten by Frog. However, it may be a Frog eats Fly world, but Frog has his own place on the food chain for a perfect ending.

This is being classed as a picture book, but it's more of a beginning reader with minimal text that often repeats, and the humor is more kindergarten and up than toddler/preschool
Oak Lawn Public Library - Youth Services
Lexile Level: BR

Pages: 42 pgs

Summary: Frog loves eat that is. This comic book style picture book has six short stories about frog and his pursuit to eat fly.

Recommendations or Comments: It is a cute book. The story line progresses with each chapter. Talking with a child on what will happen next will lengthen this book of few words. I am a little confused if Mack is portraying the same fly over and over or if it is a new fly each chapter. I hope for the latter. This book reminds me of se
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-the-littlies
This is another brilliant contribution to the genre of "Grand Guignol for The Preschool Set." Yes, little kids love to be scared and grossed out, and yes, it's OK to let them indulge now and then. Not in adult horror, mind you (the story of the first grader whose mother let him watch "Chuckie" is one that will live with me forever. Two words to people who might think they should show scary movies to kids: Just Don't.) But this book, with its innocent-looking cover and clever dialogue, is a subtl ...more
May 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Frog and Fly have such an interesting relationship. Or should I say Frog and Fly and Fly and Fly and Fly and Fly and Fly have an interesting relationship. Each of the "Six Slurpy Stories" is told in a simple comic book format. Frog and a Fly encounter each other in various situations each ending in the same unfortunate way. Or do they? In the sixth and final chapter, Frog tries slurping something even he can't handle. Fans of Mo Willems Elephant and Piggie books will laugh even harder when they ...more
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Two words: SOUND EFFECTS. You have to be okay making them if you want the jokes in this book to land correctly. Big slurps, dramatic gestures, the lot. No skimping on sound effects! If you're willing to put in the effort, this is a great book to use as a transition from "activity time" to "sitting and paying attention time." If that makes sense. (I'm writing this on a Friday afternoon, so, my apologies.) The illustrations are minimalist and cartoonish in nature, but that plays to your favor if y ...more
Heather Ligman
In all honesty, my review is probably higher than it should be. Not many books make me literally laugh out loud. But this book does. Plus, I have a thing for frogs. This is just a funny book to read. It has 6 short, very easy to read chapters. There really is no quality writing here. Over and over the frog eats the fly. Until the last chapter. Could be used as a prediction book. But would mostly be used as an individual enjoyment reading book.
Sep 30, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was about a friendship between a frog, and a fly. The frog would always have someway of tricking the fly to get in his mouth. When the fly tried to play with the other animals they all told fly to shew. So the fly really only had the frog, and they would goof off. I really don't see myself reading this to a class because its kind of pointless, but I could see how it's a kids book because it has their kind of humor. ...more
Sean Fowler
Nov 26, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a silly book with six different small stories. The book was laid out like a comic and is short and simple to read. It was weird because the frog kept on eating the fly. The fly looks so innocent in the drawings and it keeps getting eaten. I guess that is the slight darkness to the book. Some of the illustrations and interactions between the fly and the frog make it seem as if they are going to get along. Oh well, animals need to eat.
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