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

by Simms Taback

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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

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


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a fun interactive book that talks about an old lady eating a bunch of different animals and insects.
classic book
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  TUCC | Dec 2, 2016 |
This is a cute rhyme book that has a lot of repetition. It starts with an old lady swallowing a fly, she kept swallowing things to get rid of the fly. She had to keep swallowing things in the end she swallows a horse then she dies. I would use this book to teach rhyme or to use sequence of events using a map.
  Nicholepeterse | Nov 23, 2016 |
This is a classic tale that I remember reading when I was younger. It tells the story of an old woman who swallowed a fly, and continues to swallow other animals to capture the ones she swallowed before. The old woman gets bigger and bigger with each animal she swallows, and eventually dies. The colorful illustrations allow the reader to visualize what is happening to the old woman. I highly recommend this book because of how fun it is, and how easy it is to make the children to get involved in the story telling. ( )
  ColemanRybolt | Nov 4, 2016 |
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 |
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Modeled on the folk song: There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
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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.

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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.

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