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Fly just wants to have fun flying, but everyone she meets thinks she’s doing it all WRONG!

Fly is happily practicing her flying in the park, doing some wibbles and some wobbles and some waveys. Blackbird, Seagull, Starling and Hawk take turns giving Fly advice about the best way to fly; fly in a straight line, glide on the wind, fly in a flock, dive onto your food…. Fly
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Cicada Books
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Abigail
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Looking for New Picture-Books About Being True to Oneself
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A little fly buzzes happily along, making wavy zigzags through the air in this graphically appealing British picture-book, until a series of other creatures insist that she isn't flying correctly. Their advice on how to do the thing right - flying in a straight line, with a groups of one's friends, or in a sharp dive - only lead the little insect to disaster, until she finally decides to fly in a fly-ish way...

An engaging "flying to the beat of one's own drummer" type tale is paired with simple
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Barbara
I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sure most of us can relate to its contents. Fly is happy just zipping around in the air and enjoying the wonder of being airborne. But various animals interrupt her flight to suggest that she's going about it the wrong way and should follow their instructions. Since she's an amenable sort, she does just that, but is disappointed every time. Becoming increasingly frustrated by these suggested flight patterns, she becomes increasingly testy and reacts rudely when a ...more
Alyssa Gudenburr
A very cute book about being yourself through the story of a fly. The fly is told by many different animals the "right" way to fly. I loved the high contrast illustrations. This would be a fun one-on-one story for kids to trace the flight paths with their fingers. It is a little on the longer side so it would be best as a lower elementary read aloud.
Laura
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed it. Did make me laugh in one place. The words being intergraded into the pictures was a nice touch. Made the story more interactive.

(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Publisher. Does not affect my review)
Andréa
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
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Fly receives lots of advice on how to fly but insists on flying her own way.
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