There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

(Book - 2011-)
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
The first part of the video is a narration of the cumulative folk song in which an old lady pays the supreme penalty for her peculiar eating habits. In the second part, the story is repeated as a song.

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Publisher: [Norwalk, CT] : Weston Woods, 2011-
ISBN: 1606313525
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (9 min.) :,digital, WMV file, sd., col


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Oct 09, 2014
  • KCLS Miss Monica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love Simms Taback! He stays true to the traditional song in which there is talk of her dying. The books is perhaps not for the squeamish, fearful, or gentler folks among us, but Taback handles it artfully and humorously with added rhyming text throughout that questions the woman's choices and with a clear moral at the end. Of course, the moral of the story is: Don't eat a horse!

Very funny book. Silly and highly entertaining. Great for story time

Aug 26, 2012
  • amy0606 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love the holes in the picture showing each animal in her stomach!

Jan 30, 2011
  • ronjohn rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not for young children unless you're prepared to have a chat about death...lots of talk about dying and she dies at the end

Nov 04, 2009
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very cute illustrations accompany this familiar childhood song. The best part though are the side comments made by the animals the old lady has swallowed.


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