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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978080509469548 Pages, Ages 4-8
Barnes & Noble
Fly is fed up with everyone studying butterflies. Flies are so much cooler! They flap their wings 200 times a second, compared to a butterfly's measly five to twelve times. Their babies—maggots—are much cuter than caterpillars (obviously). And when they eat solid food, they even throw up on it to turn it into a liquid. Who wouldn't want to study an insect like that?
In an unforgettably fun, fact-filled presentation, this lovable (and highly partisan) narrator promotes his species to a sometimes engrossed, sometimes grossed-out, class of kids.
Texas 2x2 Reading List, Texas Horn Toad Tales Master List, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)