The Fly by Petr Horacek

The Fly is a quirky and original book written as a first-personfly account of one housefly’s woes and perils in a typical day, thanks to it being considered either a pest or prey by people and animals alike.


The wacky humour is derived largely from the housefly’s befuddlement at his poor treatment, as well as a running joke featuring a fly-swatter-wielding boy that involves the use of creatively designed pages and half-pages for comic effect. Not a single page goes to waste, either, as the author cleverly squeezes in one last joke using the endpapers at the end of the book — brilliant!


Warning: Reading this book might make you feel a little bad the next time you shoo a pesky housefly away for the umpteenth time!

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