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Bye Bye Pesky Fly
Lysa Mullady | Illustrated by Janet McDonnell
Magination Press | APA / Hardcover / 2018-05-01 / 1433828553
Children's Books
price: $22.50 (may be subject to change)
32 pages
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Pig was having a feel-good kind of day. Pig was just hanging around, thinking about his favorite things. Sunshine, rainbows, and the feel of cool mud on a hot summer day.

Then out of the blue came a Pesky Fly,

That Pesky Fly buzzed around Pig’s nose.

He buzzed around Pig’s ears.

Suddenly Pig’s peaceful, feel-good day wasn’t so peaceful anymore. Pig needs to figure out the best way to handle it, instead of yelling or swatting… that wouldn’t be kind! Fly needs to figure out how to better interact with his friends and respect Pig’s space, and decides Pig is a good friend to have! Pig and Fly work through their problem and move on to having a feel-good day…together!

Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals with more information on helping children deal with frustration and build positive relationships.

Reviews:

A story with hidden morals, a kind of behavioral choices sampler for kids that offers choices for dealing with annoying or frustrating situations.
Midwest Book Review

Lysa Mullady has written an empowering book that will help children learn to handle annoying situations... Mullady's engaging and witty text wraps itself creatively around Janet McDonnell's cleverly exuberant and playful illustrations.
Children's Books Heal

This was a very cute book that looks at friendships in a whole new way. While the friendship of these two unlikely characters is not traditional however they still learn to find friendship through their adversity. This is a great book that was a ton of fun. My daughter and I loved the new way of looking at friendships an it opened us up to talking about a lot of issues in regards to the friendships she has as well!
Dad of Divas

About the Author:

Lysa Mullady has been an elementary school counselor for 28 years. She is known for her engaging, enthusiastic, and creative counseling style. Her passion is to teach her students to be problem solvers by talking it out and thinking good things.

Lysa was born and raised on Long Island, where she still lives with her family and two golden-doodles. You can find her on the weekends enjoying the beach with her husband, walking the dogs and searching for beach glass, all while imagining ways to help others become the best they can be.

About the Illustrator:

Janet McDonnell is an illustrator and author living in the calm outskirts of the windy city with her husband and two sons, where she loves drawing peaceful pigs and friendly flies. In addition to illustrating books, magazines, and puzzles, Janet has both taught and written for children from preschool to high school ages.

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