There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!

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Reynold Ruffins has illustrated more than twenty books for children. He has received a number of awards for his illustrations, including a ...

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Ruffins, Reynold New York, New York, U.S.A. 1998 Glossy Hardback As New/As New 0805042946 Oversized Unpaginated Colorful illustrations The scenery and wildlife of the Pacific ... Northwest accompany the humorous verse. Read more Show Less

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Author Biography: Teri Sloat is the author of numerous books for children. She and her husband, Bob, moved to Alaska the day after they were married. They liked it so much that they stayed for twelve years. A former teacher, she now lives with her husband and three children north of San Francisco, but returns to Alaska every year.

Reynold Ruffins has illustrated more than twenty books for children. He has received a number of awards for his illustrations, including a Coretta Scott King Honor for Running the Road to ABC. He lives with his wife on Long Island, New York.

Set on the coast of the Pacific Northwest, this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme describes the silly consequences of an old woman's fishy diet.

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Publishers Weekly
"Sloat sets the cumulative chestnut about the voracious old lady in the Pacific Northwest and endows her with an endless appetite for aquatic wildlife," wrote PW. "Ebullient paintings capture both the lyricism and cheery humor of the rhyme." Ages 3-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sloat (Sody Sallyratus) sets the cumulative chestnut about the voracious old lady in the Pacific Northwest, and endows her with an endless appetite for aquatic wildlife. The heroine starts her meal with a trout "that splished and splashed and thrashed about./ It wanted out!" A cast of characters highlighted in similarly simple but satisfying rhymes follows, as Sloat puts the lady through her paces. The verse culminates in the woman gulping and regurgitating the entire ocean. Ruffins's (Running the Road to ABC) vision of the title character is an earth mother clad in a colorful costume that, on one spread, echoes the hues of a hilltop totem pole. His ebullient paintings of coastal scenes both above and below the water wittily show off the old lady's expanding physique. The naif perspectives, redolent with marine colors and textures, capture both the lyricism and cheery humor of the rhyme. Ages 3-7. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Many know the rhyme, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. This variation has a regional twist in that images and animals of the Pacific Northwest are featured. The old lady swallows a trout, then hopes to get rid of the trout by swallowing a salmon, an otter, a seal, a porpoise, etc. Wearing a great red dress, she grows larger and larger until she swallows the ocean and then, after she hovers above the dry land, she eventually spills it all back out. The illustrations are imaginative and reflect the rural Northwest and Native American art. The repetition and silly situation have kid appeal.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-"There was an old lady who swallowed a trout that splished and splashed and thrashed about. It wanted out!" So begins this cumulative rhyme based upon the tried-and-true nonsense verse "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." Sloat's version has a Pacific Northwest setting; a salmon, otter, seal, porpoise, walrus, whale, and an ocean are also consumed. The verse concludes with the woman opening her mouth, freeing the ocean and the various creatures she has ingested. Ruffins's colorful illustrations reflect both the zaniness of the rhyme and the coastal locale. The fact that the old lady survives her gastronomical ordeal might play better with sensitive members of the preschool set than the original version in which she perishes after downing a horse. While trying to rhyme porpoise with purpose seems forced, the verse as a whole will sound quite lyrical if read aloud. Storytellers may want to pair this with Simms Taback's There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Viking, 1997), a strikingly fresh version of the old standby.-Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805042948
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Teri Sloat is the author of numerous books for children. She and her husband, Bob, moved to Alaska the day after they were married. They liked it so much that they stayed for twelve years. A former teacher, she now lives with her husband and three children north of San Francisco, but returns to Alaska every year.

Reynold Ruffins has illustrated more than twenty books for children. He has received a number of awards for his illustrations, including a Coretta Scott King Honor for Running the Road to ABC. He lives with his wife on Long Island, New York.

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