There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Book - 1997
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Presents the traditional version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's with illustrations on die-cut pages that reveal all that the old lady swallows.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1997
ISBN: 9780670869398
Characteristics: [31] p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 27 cm


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Jun 15, 2019

Very colorful and fun for toddlers. If you don't mind (spoiler alert) that the old lady dies at the end, then it's kinda funny.

MsMonica_0 Oct 09, 2014

I love Simms Taback! He stays true to the traditional song in which there is talk of her dying. The books is perhaps not for the squeamish, fearful, or gentler folks among us, but Taback handles it artfully and humorously with added rhyming text throughout that questions the woman's choices and with a clear moral at the end. Of course, the moral of the story is: Don't eat a horse!

Aug 26, 2012

I love the holes in the picture showing each animal in her stomach!

Nov 04, 2009

Very cute illustrations accompany this familiar childhood song. The best part though are the side comments made by the animals the old lady has swallowed.


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