There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

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Everyone knows the song about the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a bird, and even worse, but who's ever seen what's going on inside the old lady's stomach? With his inventive die-cut artwork, Simms Taback, illustrator of The Road Builders gives young readers a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904550624
Publisher: Child's Play-International
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Series: Classic Books with Holes Series
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 444,164
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
dawnfires on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is filled with fun characters and a funny old lady. The old lady swallowed a fly and nobody knows why, but to get rid of the fly she has to keep swallowing other animals. All the other animals she swallows are all kept in her tummy, so she grows larger and larger. Soon the old lady can't swallow any more animals because she dies.Personal Reaction: I love this book! As a grown up and reading this book I'm wondering why I love this book so much, but I do. This book makes you laugh and even as I read to my kids, they seem to think it is so funny! I never understood why the old lady dies but it never seem to make a lasting impression on the kids. Classroom Extension Ideas:1. I love the colorful images in this book. In the art center you could put out bright colorful paints for your students to paint their favorite character. 2. This would be an excellent story to try to get your students to retell the story and try to have them remember what animal comes next.
mcprice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is fun book that most students will enjoy. There is an old lady and she starts swallowing different things around her. It does repeat alot, it builds up to the new thing that was just swallowed and ask the same question at the end. The pictures in this book are amazing. And children will find it funny.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We don't pull this one out often enough, probably because I prefer to sing the song :)It's very cleverly designed - every page you turn, you can see how the old woman is cramming more and more animals into her belly until the horse fills it entirely - then she's dead, of course! (And that's precisely why one should never swallow a horse.)
clmattox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is just a classic book. It is useful for teaching sequencing in the classroom. You can see the animals in the woman's stomach as she eats them. The words are not written in the traditional line form. In this book, they are written in more of a blob form. This makes it fun to read.
DavisPamelag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story itself is a rhyme built around an old lady who swallows things. It is a cleverly illustrated folk favorite. The story itself has a moral, if the old lady eats a horse she will surely die. Although death is mentioned, the lightheartedness of the limerick itself allows the children to understand what is taking place. The illustrations are colorful and allow the children and inside view of the old lady¿s belly. I remember this folktale from when I was young and I sang the story to my son. The repetitions is a great way to involve the kids into the story. Extensions that could be used in a classroom setting include asking the students to write down all of the words that they can think of that rhyme with the word ¿fly¿. In addition, the students could list all the insect and animal names that the old lady swallowed.
lcisabell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"There was an old lady who swallowed a fly" is a silly nursey rhyme, that can be used to help spark childrens imagination, they will enjoy seeing all the many animals and bugs that end up in her belly. Can be used in a Pre-K classroom. Children can color or draw pictures of what they think she will swallow next!
FSCSLibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read-aloud and interactive story. Lots of fun! The illustrations are fantastic.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Illustrated by Pam Adams. The board book has holes in the pages, to show the old lady's stomach filling up with more and more creatures. Good for a family sing-along.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Adams, Pam a silly story retell that uses shapes and spiral text to keep the children's interest If you sing the story the kids will have a fun time listening and telling you the story back. Read this to kindergarten, first, and second grade
daycare_mamma More than 1 year ago
HOly book! This one is large like 2ft by 2 ft large. My daycare kids love this book and the holes in it make for fun for them. Im gonna reorder in smaller for there little hands as well
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 24 and I have a 10 month old son who I know will love this silly book just as much as I did. I just remember me laying in my bed reading it over and over again. It is a must have for all giddy little tikes out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was read this book in third grade by my teacher Mrs. Wolfe, and ever since then i have thought of it. But when my daughter came home with it this week, I felt full of energy again to read it with her. This is a great book that teaches kids rhyme and reason, and is filled with humor, until the end. Buy this book for your kids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG! This was lik my fav little kids book EVER!! I rcomed it to people with little kids or little siblings!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book keeps my nine month old daughter busy. She loves for me to read it to her, and she will also sit alone turning the pages, and putting her fingers in the holes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A little old lady opened her mouth and a fly flew in, but that's not the end of the story!She swallowed a horse and lived to tell her tale. This book was interesting, exciting, wild, and harliarous. Children love this story, and loved the pictures. Speaking as a kindergarten teacher, students have fun doing activities, and naming other animals to swallow.