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The Old Woman who swallowed a Fly

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Usborne First Reading: Level three

Step into the surreal world of the old woman who swallowed a fly. A bizarre story perfectly matched with quirky illustrations, this traditional rhyme features a catchy rhythm and jaunty repetition, ideal for beginner readers.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published 2009 by Usborne Paperbacks
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Sep 16, 2010 Slayermel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents of young children and preschool teachers
The Children in my class just love this book, they always laugh when the pictures show the old woman’s belly growing and they particularly enjoy the x-ray images of her stomach. When I read it to them I tend to sing it and the children always join in, particularly with the “perhaps she’ll die” *giggle* I think they find it fascinating to be allowed to talk about death as we always end up having some pretty interesting conversations after words. We don’t get into detail but it’s surprising to see...more
Gabriela Mihajlov
My kids love this book! The love the pictures of the old woman and how you can see everything she has swallowed in her stomach...
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Sarah grew up in Derbyshire, mainly under a snowdrift. She spent much of her childhood scampering in the nearby fields with a few goats. Then she decided to be sensible and studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2001. She has illustrated many different projects including an ad campaign for Kew Gardens entitled ‘Plantastic Play’. She has also worked on commissions from The...more
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