A Fly Went By by Mike McclintockA Fly Went By by Mike Mcclintock

A Fly Went By

byMike McclintockIllustratorFritz Siebel

Picture Books | September 12, 1958

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A fly is followed by a menagerie of characters in this humorous cumulative tale edited by Dr. Seuss. When a young boy sees a frantic fly buzzing past, he asks where the fly is headed—and with that, a chase begins. The fly and the frog, the cat and the dog, the pig and the cow, the fox and the hunter . . . who is causing all the fuss? A Fly Went By will have young readers buzzing with excitement!

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

"The writing is merry and the pictures are real fun. Recommended."--School Library Journal.
Mike McClintock is the author of the Beginner Books classics Stop That Ball! and A Fly Went by, which was edited by Dr. Seuss. Fritz Siebel was born in 1913 in Vienna, Austria. He studied illustration at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna and immigrated to the United States in 1936, where he served in the US Army during World War II. In ...
Title:A Fly Went ByFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:72 pages, 9.25 × 6.81 × 0.42 inPublished:September 12, 1958Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394800036

ISBN - 13:9780394800035

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to Read! This is a classic Beginner Book. It's fun for adults to read to children, and it's a great book for early readers to practice with! The classic illustrations are beautiful and give adults and children alike lots to look at.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! I read this book to my children when they were young, and I have just purchased another copy for a nephew of mine. This book is still as great as it ever was, and this kids always love it!
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little book! This being one of my most favorite childhood books i cannot praise it enough! The story flows in a way to make it a funny fast read for parents and also one that won't become anoying to read again and again! Wonderful!
Date published: 2003-09-12

From Our Editors

A fly goes by, followed by a frog, who's chased by a cat, who's chased by a dog and a host of other frantic characters, in a humorous cumulative tale. "The writing is merry and the pictures are real fun. Recommended".--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations

Editorial Reviews

"The writing is merry and the pictures are real fun. Recommended."--School Library Journal.