I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly


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This rollicking board book retelling of the classic children's song is perfect for reading aloud-and now is reissued with a brighter, bolder cover and larger trim size.

This favorite, funny folk song illustrated with bright, irresistible pictures will delight babies and toddlers. The board book format is perfect for little hands to hold and young children will enjoy pointing to all the animals the old lady swallows—beginning with a fly, and continuing to include a spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, and cow—before she finally goes too far and swallows a horse. Now, she's full of course!

With its playful rhythm, rhyme, and repetition, this is a perfect read-aloud for little ones and ideal for tucking into a stroller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316931274
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/30/1980
Series: Sing-Along Stories
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 756,586
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Former Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of the classic A House is a House for Me, which won a National Book Award, as well as the bestselling You Read to Me, I'll Read to You and Sing-Along Stories series.

Nadine Bernard Westcott is well known for her award-winning renditions of such classic chants as Skip to My Lou and The Lady with the Alligator Purse.

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Sing-Along Stories Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Nicolemerriweather on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I is a very colorful book picture book that is about a old lady who ended up swallowing a fly. And in order to get the fly she had to swallowed a spider. And to get the spider she swallowed a bird. So what happen was this old lady kept swallowing a bunch of different animals in order to get the animal she swallowed before that one. It is a funny rhyming book that the kids will enjoy. I read this book to a class of three year old and they just loved it. When you read it right, it sound just like the song that matches the book. I use a play spider to demonstrate, it wiggling and giggling inside me, every time I came to that part in the book. The story is repetitive, which gets the kids involved while helping them repeat it with me. Which made it easier when it was time to sing the song. They want me to read it over and over again. And I really don¿t mind. A few activities we did with this was have everyone be different characters in the book. So I played a the old lady. Then I had a fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, and so one. In tell all the characters were picked. Then I would put everyone in a circle around me. And as I read the book I would pretend to swallow the fly. (So the fly would fall to the ground). Then came the spider. (but they got to wiggle and giggle to the ground) and so one in tell the end of the book. Then if we did it again everyone would be a different character. Another activities is to bring the song to the book and allow the kids to dance and sing to the song.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my kids love this book so much i'm having to buy a second copy-the 1st is pretty tattered from being carted around everywhere.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A charmingly illustrated version of the old classic. We are using it in an injury prevention program in our local schools to help illustrate the point 'don't eat anything a grown-up doesn't give you'!