Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, the team that gave readers Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider, add another entry their successful series with Diary of a Fly. Told in traditional diary format, beginning with June 7th, Fly begins his entries with the first day of school. Fly facts and fun are uproariously intermixed; "I asked my mom why I can't have my own room like Worm." "Because you have 327 brothers and sisters, that's why." From lunch to school pictures, Fly's day-to-day life mirrors that of any inquisitive first grader, no matter how disgusting the day or activity in question may be. Illustrations provide a keen sense of perspective, highlighted by rich color and detail, and possessing a sense of absurdity guaranteed to attract reader's attention. Fans will be delighted to see Spider and Worm make cameo appearances helping Fly realize his dreams of being a super-hero. Fly will definitely benefit from a second read through so as not to miss the subtle humor within the text of each page. I wonder who's diary is next?
Tags: Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss, Diary of a Fly, Juvenile fiction, Picture book