Swat! A Fly's Guide to Staying Alive by Mike Barfield


Swat! A Fly's Guide to Staying Alive by Mike Barfield

In SWAT! just-hatched housefly Buzzter gets instructions from Professor Halfbottle on how to survive the dangers in life, like being eaten by various animals and plants or killed by humans. This book is scientifically accurate and as it is about poo, flies and death, even boys will surely love to read it.


Every page in it is covered in colourful cartoons and witty words...If you are young, or young at heart, buy this book! --The Bug Club Magazine ... 'Swat, A Fly's Guide to Staying Alive

's actually a factual and informative book all about flies and other fascinating insects! ... With a RRP of just GBP6.99, this paperback book would make a great gift particularly for boys given the insect theme! This gets a very easy 5 out of 5 from us. --Natasha Kolb, What's Good To Do This is a lovely book, beautifully illustrated and packed with interesting information. You are taken on a journey of a house fly and all he experiences in his fight to survive from the dangers and predators that he encounters. This was extremely humorous thoroughly entertaining and educational too. My 8 year old son enjoyed this book very much and I would certainly recommend it. --www.letsgowiththechildren.co.uk

About the Author

Torn between a love of art, comedy, comics and wildlife, Mike Barfield did a 1st Class Honours biology degree at King's College, London. He then switched to a comedy writing career and has written for all sorts of famous shows, including Spitting Image and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Since 1996, his 'Apparently...' cartoon has been a regular feature in Private Eye. He is also a published poet and performer and was runner-up in BBC Radio Five Live's last World Cup Sing Contest.

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32 pages


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Publication date

16th April 2013



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