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When the Fly Flew In

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Sep. 2000

Synopsis: Napping in the midst of a child's messy bedroom are several household pets. All is peaceful until a fly buzzes in. Suddenly toys, laundry, and old fruit are flying every which way. Both mess-makers and neatniks alike will love this action-packed story. Sneed's spirited paintings hit the mark in this extraordinary chain reaction.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What's another magical way you could clean your room? Draw that.
•  If you were the child in the story, what would you think when you came back into the room? Draw the child's head, and all his possible thoughts.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!