Bibliographic Information: Cronin, D. (2007). Diary of a Fly. New York: Harper Collins.
Brief Annotation: Fly writes in her diary about what it’s like being a fly, such as her days with her best friends Spider and Worm, learning to fly and land upside down, and figuring out how to live with 327 siblings.
Grade Level: K-3
Readers who will like this: Children who like bugs; children who like funny books; children who like school.
Rating/Response: 4 I really enjoyed this book because it is really funny! It is fun to see what life is like for a fly from a fly’s perspective.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What do you know about flies?
Reading Strategy: Making Connections
Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a great read aloud for making connections because there are so many connections to be made. Students will see how Fly’s school is similar to their school, and a lot of text-text connections can be made to Cronin’s other books, Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider.
Posted by: Jenna Bosch