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

by Simms Taback (Author)

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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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Title:There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Authors:Simms Taback (Author)
Info:Viking Books for Young Readers (1997), Edition: 1st, 36 pages
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback (1997)

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This book is based off of a popular old folks tale about an old lady who swallowed a fly and then many other animals to kill the other animals she swallowed. It ends with her eating her a horse and dying from eating it. Children may find this comical or they might think it is frightening so you need to be aware of your audience. I believe this is best suited for primary readers.
  Faith.Burnett. | Mar 14, 2021 |
This book is about an oldy lady that swallow a fly and various other animals. Very fun and catchy book for kids. A great read aloud. ( )
  dianalara2 | Nov 15, 2020 |
This book is so cute and funny. I still laugh to this day about it and love the illustrations. ( )
  Lexigar | Oct 19, 2020 |
This story is a timeless classic about a woman who swallows an increasingly absurd number and type of animal in order to catch the previous one, all starting with an accidental eating of a fly. The rhyming and ridiculousness of the story would engage the listener/reader while also introducing them to two key math concepts--sequencing and comparison-- and the science topic of food chains, even if this food chain is not an actual one the basic idea is still there. This story uses a repeated sequence of animals that young students would be able to follow, and it also places these animals in order from smallest to largest. ( )
  mpl013 | Sep 27, 2020 |
This book is based on the very popular folktale from the 1940s that tells the story of an old lady who swallowed a fly. There rest is quite the adventure ( )
  jxs184 | Apr 18, 2020 |
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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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Modeled on the folk song: There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
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