||Crystal Dreams Publication
||Jan 1 2001
It's getting dark. Time to go in. Alex, David's little brother, refuses to go! Alex wants to see a NIGHT FLY. What's a night fly? Your guess is as good as David's. Join them on an interesting hunt for night flies.
Crystal Dreams Publications
Web home of Terri L. Sanders
Picture e-book for ages 4 and up.
Coloring book included.
Alex, with his red baseball cap turned backwards, the bat propped-up between his knees and holding something in his right hand had a curious expression on this round face. "David, look at what I have!"
"What?" he asked.
"It's a ladybug -- she's really pretty," said Alex with a big smile.
"How do you know it's a she?" asked David.
"Because it's a Ladybug," he answered giving a sarcastic look.
"Not all ladybugs are girls, some are boys."
"How do they know who's a girl and who's a boy?" asked Alex in a puzzled tone.
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David and his little brother are playing ball when a lady bug lands on Alex's thumb. Excited to see the brilliant red insect, Alex calls his brother over, who explains that not all lady bugs are girls. The boys return to their game, until Mom gives a fifteen minute warning before they have to go inside because it is almost dark.
Alex doesn't want to go inside until he sees the night flies. Baffled by his brother's descripting and choice of words, David promises they can look around for a few minutes. As the boys search for Alex's ellusive night flies, they find many other insects along the way. From the biting mosquito, to the crawling beetle, the boys find many marvelous bugs. But no night flies.
Inspired by her own son's request to night flies, author/illustrator Terri Sanders creaves a remarkable tale of all things creepy crawly. But don't let the subject matter fool you. This is the cutest, most delightful collection of bugs imaginable. Complete with a bit of information about each insect, NIGHT FLIES results in an informative and entertaining read. Indeed, Sander's remarkable attention to detail, from color choices to background, results in a marvelous tale certain to please both boys and girls. NIGHT FLIES is very highly recommended.
Word Weaving Award for Excellence!
As dusk falls, brothers Alex and David forget play to watch the evening
insects. Alex most wants to see a night fly. The boys are treated to a
variety of nocturnal insects as they come out of their daytime lairs.
Writer Sanders has written and illustrated an engaging little 17-page ebook
about children and for children. Night Flies should be well received by
children in the primary grades. The book has many inviting touches: one I
found particularly appealing was the use of 'June bugs' as the signals for
moving back or forward. Another nice touch was the providing of coloring
sheets, which can be downloaded, to the home printer for children to continue
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