Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bye Bye Pesky Fly by Lysa Mullady

Will Something So Itty Bitty Ruin Pig's Day?

- Oops! Will Pig Have The Skills To Handle This Little Problem? -

Pig is enjoying a beautiful day of sunshine and rainbows until a pesky fly shows up. The fly buzzes around his nose and ears until his beautiful day turns to rain and thunder. Pig is now feeling sad and mad. He considers several ways to handle his anger, but as he takes a walk and tries to whistle a happy tune, the fly buzzes around and lands right on his nose. Will that be Pig's breaking point?

The next part of the book shows the feelings and thoughts of the fly.
And the last of the book has notes for the adult reader about frustrations, coping skills, etc.

My Thoughts:

What Concerned Me:
It was a little bothersome to read the words Pesky Fly so many times during the story. And if it’s not fly’s name (which I guess it is because it’s always capitalized), I think it would have been less noticeable and disruptive to see just the word fly occasionally.

What I Liked Most:
This is a very good book to begin teaching children to verbalize their feelings. Although fly’s reaction to Pig’s statement is quite positive, the book will also open the opportunity to talk to children about the fact that verbalizing how you feel still doesn’t always turn out the way you’d like it to. So other skills need to be put into practice at that time.

The illustrations are very kid-friendly and should make little ones smile.

Author: Lysa Mullady
Illustrator: Janet McDonnell
Publisher:   Magination Press  (May 2018)

4 STARS - I Really Liked It!
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Pages: 32
  • Click to order the book: AMAZON 

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