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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  35 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Holiday House (first published March 1990)
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Diana Thomsen
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids, storytime
Hmmm...for some reason I just couldn't get into this one. Guess I was looking for a version that had the same words I used as a kid. My memory doesn't have the extra part between each animal repetition. Except the spider, and the words here were different from those I learned. This made it too hard for me to use at storytime. And, honestly? I didn't really like the illustrations, either.
Xaka
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is one of my favorite rhymes, but I didn't care for this version or the artwork.
Sarah Holland
Personal Response: This traditional English book was not unfamiliar to me, but it was interesting to see a slight change in verbs, yet synonymous to those used in America, such as "wrickled and ickled" instead of "wiggled and tingled." The illustrations were a bit dark and simple, but it did not take away from the plot.

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-read independently: Young students would be able to enjoy the repetition of this story. Those in the early stages of reading could easily grasp this book.

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Jaimee Huskins
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This may be one of my favorite story. It is a must read to every child. It is a very silly story that has been turned into a fun song as well. The words are repetitive and descriptive. The pictures are colorful. Glen Rounds is the author and illustrated and does a great job on both.
Katie Lee
Good story for sequence of events. Funny, but the illustrations are creepy.
Elisabeth
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
traditional folk song but the illustrations made the old lady look like a skinny witch instead if a smily daffy plump grandma. interesting twist
Angelica
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pre-k
Like the big bold font but not the illustrations
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Jeniel Collins
I had to read this book for my Children's Literature class pretty good book.
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Shelves: picture, poetry
Not my favorite in terms of illustration styles for this well-known nursery rhyme.
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