There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Books With Holes)
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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Simms Taback has done an excellent job at writing this story as it sounds upbeat and is ...more
This children's book is a creative illustrated story about the old lady who swallowed a fly. The storyline of this book is that the old lady ate insects and animals that kept increasing in size. The old, wacky lady was crazy enough to eat a horse. Perhaps she’ll die. When you read the story out loud, you find it catchy and start singing along.
The main character in this story is the old lady. The old lady is the one that swallowed the fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, cow, and the horse. She has crook ...more
While the text in the book may be difficult to follow, children would really love the pictures! The pictures are all very bright, and they really stick out. Half of the pages have black backgrounds, which helps the reader focus on the pictures. Not only does the illustrator use vibrant colors, but also different patterns and textures to really draw the eyes to what is being told in ...more
This is a great interactive book to read or sing with children over and over. The hole in the pages showing the expanding stomach of the old lady and the silly things she swallows will capture children's attention. Older kids will like to read the asides on each page. The wide googly eyes of the characters, the matching confetti on the pages, and the mixed up font are all eye catching. The pages make you want to keep looking for quirky pictures such as the art ...more
*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2008...
I did not like this stories ending. I mean she ACTUALLY dies.. o__O I was disappointed haha
-Awards: Caldecott Medal
-Summary: This old nursery rhyme involved an old lady who swallows a fly. She then swallows a horse, to catch the cow, to catch the dog, to catch the cat, to catch the bird, to catch the spider, to catch the fly. Eventually, she died.
-Critique: This is a classic folk tale that everyone grows up hearing. It rhymes perfectly, it flows smoothly, and it has a lot of bright colors and good images to capture the littl ...more