Book & Recording Weston Woods Studios 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-06-000156-8 $15.99 One CDs
Abigail Breslin (of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE fame) reads this enjoyable follow-up to the bestselling diaries of a worm and a spider, who make appearances in this book as well. Breslin's expressive, youthful voice is perfectly suited to that of “fly girl,” and she handles the gently humorous yet informative story line well. We learn a fly's average flight speed (4.5 mph) and how fast they beat their wings (200 times per second—"No wonder I keep falling asleep in math"). This fun production is enhanced by musical interludes that include jazzy piano phrases to the occasional doo-wop beat. It ends with an interesting interview with illustrator Harry Bliss, who offers his thoughts on illustrating this popular picture-book series. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 08]
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