There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Book - 1997
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A cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly. With die-cut illustrations.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, c1997
ISBN: 9780670869398
0670869392
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm

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BooksXooksZooks
Mar 30, 2021

First read almost 50 years ago, then entertained guests in home for elderly, telling story. Was so much fun! Have loved this story since then!

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leemillerjr
Feb 18, 2020

A great funny colorful book! No surprise it’s a Caldecott winner. My three year old LOVED it!

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JStuart23
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!

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amy0606
Aug 26, 2012

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

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Ubalstecha
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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