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Tony DiTerlizzi
THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF TONY DITERLIZZINew York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa... show more



THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF TONY DITERLIZZINew York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, DiTerlizzi always imbues his stories with a rich imagination.With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries.Recently, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy as a picture book and collaborated with Mo Willems for the bestselling chapter book, The Story of Diva & Flea. DiTerlizzi's has been featured in Time magazine, USA Today, CNN, PBS, the BBC and The Today Show.

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MoreThanWordsLK
MoreThanWordsLK rated it 4 years ago
Two unlikely friends embark on a life altering journey in The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi. Diva is a small dog who lives in an apartment complex at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France. She takes her job of guarding the courtyard very seriously.Flea is a streetwise cat w...
Mrs. Williams' Favorite Children's Books
The Spider and the Fly is a book about a spider who tricks a fly into his lair so he can devour her. Students love to hear this story and it's appropriate for grades 1-5, depending on how the text is used. I used this story to discuss peer pressure during red ribbon week while I was a counselor.
hollienbrown
hollienbrown rated it 5 years ago
This book not only explains the relationship between a spider and fly, but also has a deeper meaning as to how people can be in our world. I would read this book during the month off October when learning about spiders. This book is a level 4.7 and could be read aloud to 2nd grade and up.
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it 5 years ago
Two thumbs up for the Spiderwick Chronicles! Fun. Short. Beautifully illustrated. Fairies, unicorns, elves, trolls, dwarves, goblins--all your standard fantasy creatures get some spotlight. Hits the bulls eye for being content-accessible for their target audience without talking down to them. In...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 5 years ago
This cute series about regular kids vs. magical creatures is best read back-to-back. The individual books are quite short and only deal with one or two conflicts while the main conflict is gradually built up to, with books 1-4 ending in foreshadowing of conflicts to come. The tone and reading level ...
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