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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly!…

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! (2014)

by Lucille Colandro, Jared Lee

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This book follows a woman eating all sorts of strange things. The repetition and rhythm of the words makes it fun for younger ages. ( )
  Kaycie.Bridges | Mar 5, 2018 |
Great book to share if you want students to laugh. The little old lady starts with swallowing a fly, then many other things. She swallows a cow, a hog, a dog, a cat, a spider, and a bird. She keeps swallowing other things in order to catch what she swallowed before. She had a plan the whole time. By swallowing all these different things she coughed so hard they all came out including the fly that she swallowed first, but we still don't know why she swallowed the fly. Funny book that will keep you wondering what the old lady will swallow next. ( )
  Gsmith0930 | Dec 2, 2017 |
In this silly story there is an old lady who is quite odd. In this rhyming story book you learn all about her strange qualities, as she swallows all kinds of things in order to catch the fly that she swallowed. ( )
  CourtneyHowe | Mar 30, 2017 |
The book has great illustrations and appropriate vocabulary, for beginning readers. The book is repetitive, which is beneficial for children becoming familiar with vocabulary.
  tsmugz | Sep 1, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this story for many reasons. First of all the plot line of the story and the story itself is a classic and is timeless for children of all ages. The story is funny and comedic and very entertaining. Due to the extreme fictional elements of the story, children love it because it is something that they could not even have imagined. In my four-year old classroom it is an absolute favorite. Another reason why I like this story is the illustrations. The illustrator uses a fuzzy type of drawing style that is interesting to look at. In addition, the illustrator drew the characters is a very dramatic, funny way that kids love to look at. The illustrations also move to story along really well and are a very important element to the story. The character’s expressions are also spot on and hilarious. The last reason why I enjoyed this story was that this book is a classic and many children are familiar with the words and how the story progresses so as a teacher you are able to use a shared reading technique when doing a read aloud. The main idea of this story is do not swallow a fly or it will make it swallow all other different types of animals. On a more serious note the main idea could be educating students are the reproductive system, life cycle, and the food chain. ( )
  skres1 | Mar 18, 2016 |
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This is the “swallowed a fly” book by Lucille Colandro. Please do not combine with any of the others by Lucille Colandro—bat, chick, leaves, etc., nor any other works by other authors. They are all separate books.
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Presents a retelling of the classic tale in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly.

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