Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by…

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (original 1997; edition 1999)

by Simms Taback

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,6961444,206 (4.05)9
Title:There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Authors:Simms Taback
Info:Scholastic (1999), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:old lady, animals, eating

Work details

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback (1997)


Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 9 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 143 (next | show all)
This is a fun book that both my students and I enjoyed! The students were captivated and laughing throughout the entire story. It's easy to make this a fun book for a break or a learning segment. ( )
  moore.allie1 | Oct 19, 2016 |
This was a cute story for younger grades. The pictures are really funny, and the kids will be able to help read the story because the rhyme repeats itself.
  MicahGrizzle | Oct 16, 2016 |
This is a classic story that every student loves! I love this book because it encourages class participation with its "sing-songy" style.
  AmberHester | Oct 16, 2016 |
This story is a timeless classic that will have kids laughing and reading along. No matter what age, this story is fun for all readers and can be used as a picture book read aloud, song, or poem. "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" is silly, full of nonsense, but can sometimes be considered "creepy" due to the somewhat dark and disturbing ending. This book will keep young readers fascinated and begging to hear it again and again so they can join in. I would recommend that every elementary grades teacher have this book in their classroom library! ( )
  hannahlowe | Oct 12, 2016 |
This book is absolutely hilarious and has great illustrations. The book has holes in it where you can see "inside" the old lady's stomach. I would recommend this book. ( )
  Madima6781 | Sep 26, 2016 |
Showing 1-5 of 143 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Modeled on the folk song: There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670869392, Hardcover)

An old favorite as you've never seen it before!

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 this inventive die-cut artwork, Simms Tabak gives us a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:05 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

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.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 avail.
12 wanted
2 pay5 pay

Popular covers


Average: (4.05)
1 2
1.5 2
2 10
2.5 2
3 56
3.5 4
4 67
4.5 11
5 99

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 109,741,674 books! | Top bar: Always visible