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Thelonius Monster’s Sky High Fly Pie

by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Edward Koren

One Potato Review

Seussian, glorious nonsense. Is anybody else tired of that little old lady who swallows the fly? Sierra breathes life into the meter – Thelonius receiving a recipe by e-mail from a spider, the flies escaping majestically, symphonically - and while this may turn some heads among younger readers more accustomed to linear (predictable) outcomes, at least there’s a happy ending, and at least we are spared the responsibility of having to repeatedly wonder why. Because they’re monsters, that’s why.

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