Old Black Fly

Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Stephen Gammell

Wing your way through the alphabet on the back of a pesky housefly who leaves a messy trail of near disasters in his wake.

This fly is on an alphabetical rampage through the house, leaving a messy trail of near disasters until finally meeting up with "SPLAT!" The text is a funny, rhythmic chant with delightful "Shoo fly! Shoo fly! Shoo!" refrain. A brightly colored first letter highlights one word on each page that corresponds to the objects and action found in the illustration. Gammell's splattered and messy illustrations are vibrantly colored and alive with humor.

For example:

G: He danced on the edge of the GARBAGE sack
P: He pestered the PARROT  on her stand
X: He made a little X with his front feet