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A Fly Went by - (Beginner Books(r)) by Mike McClintock (Hardcover)

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About this item


  • A fly is followed by a menagerie of characters in this humorous cumulative tale.
  • 3-7 Years
  • 9.36" x 6.76" Hardcover
  • 72 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Humorous Stories
  • Series Name: Beginner Books(r)


About the Book

A fly goes by, followed by a frog, who's chased by a cat, who's chased by a dog and a host of other frantic characters, in a humorous cumulative tale. "The writing is merry and the pictures are real fun. Recommended".--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations.

Book Synopsis

A fly is followed by a menagerie of characters in this humorous cumulative tale.

When a young boy sees a frantic fly buzzing past, he asks where the fly is headed--and with that, a chase begins. The fly and the frog, the cat and the dog, the pig and the cow, the fox and the hunter . . . who is causing all the fuss? A Fly Went By will have young readers buzzing with excitement!

Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read! Launched by Dr. Seuss in 1957 with the publication of The Cat in the Hat, this beloved early reader series motivates children to read on their own by using simple words with illustrations that give clues to their meaning. Featuring a combination of kid appeal, supportive vocabulary, and bright, cheerful art, Beginner Books will encourage a love of reading in children ages 3-7.

"The writing is merry and the pictures are real fun. Recommended." --School Library Journal.

Review Quotes

"The writing is merry and the pictures are real fun. Recommended."--School Library Journal.

About the Author

Mike McClintock is the author of the Beginner Books classics Stop That Ball! and A Fly Went by, which was edited by Dr. Seuss.

Fritz Siebel was born in 1913 in Vienna, Austria. He studied illustration at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna and immigrated to the United States in 1936, where he served in the US Army during World War II. In America, he worked on movie posters for Paramount Pictures. His most well-known poster was an entry in a national competition to create a warning to protect national security. His entry was the famous "Someone Talked" poster, which has won numerous awards. Siebel began to find work in advertising agencies and magazines, illustrating for Colliers, Holiday, and the Saturday Evening Post, and creating the now iconic advertising character Mr. Clean. He provided the illustrations for A Fly Went By with Beginner Books at Random House in 1959. He died in 1991.

Dimensions (Overall): 9.36 Inches (H) x 6.76 Inches (W) x .38 Inches (D)
Weight: .52 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-7 Years
Number of Pages: 72
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories
Series Title: Beginner Books(r)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Mike McClintock
Language: English
Street Date: September 12, 1958
TCIN: 11497293
UPC: 9780394800035
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-5893
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.38 inches length x 6.76 inches width x 9.36 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.52 pounds
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews
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1 out of 5 stars
Carterapplw - 4 years ago
Very old fashioned for $9.00
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A Fly Went By

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Liz - 8 years ago
This is one of the most adorable books for children! I purchased it for a baby shower. I did so because it was my favorite book as a child. I believe every family with children should have this in their bookcase!
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