Book Guide

When a child in the first or second grade begins to read, Mother and Dad are faced with a problem. How can they find the books that their child will want to read? Up until very recently this was practically impossible. Interesting books for beginning readers simply did not exist. Dr. Seuss broke the log jam with his famous The Cat in the Hat. This has led to the publication of a sparkling new series called BEGINNER BOOKS. 

Take this book—A Fly Went By, by Mike McClintock. It's different—just as all BEGINNER BOOKS are different. It tells the story of an exciting chase that involves a fly, a cat, a dog, a sheep and all sorts of fetching and familiar animals who are enchantingly brought to life in Fritz Siebel's illustrations. 

Mike McClintock used only 177 different words in writing A Fly Went Bywords that your beginning booklover can read and understand because he is learning them in school. If you give your child A Fly Went By, you're sure to have a collector of BEGINNER BOOKS at your house. Other titles in the series are listed on the back of this jacket.

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Mike McClintock

Mike McClintock

1906 - 1967
American
Mike McClintock is well known in literary circles as the man who does everything there is to be done in publishing. He writes books, edits books, se... See more
Fritz Siebel

Fritz Siebel

1913 - 1991
Austrian Czech/American
Fritz Siebel is famous up and down Madison Avenue as one of the greatest and most successful illustrators in the advertising profession. Beginner Bo... See more

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Plumfield and Paideia

A Fly Went By
Reviewed by Diane Pendergraft
If there is a moral to the story, I suppose it is that knowledge conquers fear, so donít start running until you know if something really is after you. But I just like to enjoy the rhyming text, chant the chorus of the increasing queue of characters, and revel in the imaginative pictures.

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