Diary of a Fly

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.

Genre: Fiction

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


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