I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Sing-Along Stories)

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly, I don't know why she swallowed a fly, Perhaps she'll die. So begins this well-loved, classic song. Now published for the first time in board book form with all new illustrations, this book is sure to delight a whole new audience: babies and toddlers.

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By Kaleb (Poynette, WI) · ★★★★☆ · January 09, 2015
I read the book "I know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" by Nadine Bernard Westcott. The book is about an old lady who at first swallows a fly. In the book you do not find out why she swallowed the fly. To get rid of the fly she swallows a spider. She continues to swallow other animals to get rid... ...more
By Luthfayah (Ilford, IG1, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · June 01, 2014
Having read this story myself as a child, reading it for my daughter was a pleasant surprise! This is an illustration taken from a nursery rhyme children sing. The author of the rhyme is unknown but Nikki Smith retold it perfectly! This is an extremely entertaining story about an Old women who sw... ...more
By Meg (Las Vegas, NV) · ★★★★☆ · January 16, 2015
A fun time is to be had by all when reading this hilarious version of the traditional story!

That lady was certainly hungry. After eating a fly, a spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, cow, and finally a horse, she was finally full!

What an appetite.

Your little one will love hearing this improbably story o... ...more
By Cj (The United States) · ★★★★★ · November 08, 2013
No matter how many times I read this to my daughter, I never get bored or tired of reading this book to her. I love the way the story rhymes and you can actually sing the whole book into a song. The book is filled with wonder vocabulary words. And the author writes this book in a sequence to swal... ...more
By Risa · ★★★★★ · July 23, 2012
This story seems more like a "singing game" when you read it to the children. The author seemed to have quite a bit of fun with the words when she wrote it. The old woman in the story begins by swallowing one critter, and then, as she continues to add more and more, the children get a chance to p... ...more
By Olivia (Phoenix, AZ) · ★★★★☆ · January 30, 2012
I know an old lady who swallowed a fly by Nadine Bernard Westcott was a silly book. I found that it had no real meaning behind it. This book was pure entertainment for the young kids. It was not one of my favorite books to read, because I could not relate to the book in any kind of way. On the ot... ...more
By Meg (Las Vegas, NV) · ★★★★☆ · January 09, 2015
A fun time is to be had by all when reading this hilarious version of the traditional story!

That lady was certainly hungry. After eating a fly, a spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, cow, and finally a horse, she was finally full!

What an appetite.

Your little one will love hearing this improbably story o... ...more
By Comfort (Lawrenceville, GA) · ★★★★☆ · October 31, 2012
I read this book it is about an old lady who swallowed a fly,then a spider, a Bird, a dog, a goat, a cat,, a cow, and a horse. The illustrator is very creative and colourful. I will put this book on my shelf. It is a good rhyme sing along story for children as they can repeat all the animals the... ...more
By Amber (Queensbury, NY) · November 23, 2010
This story is about an old lady who swallowed a fly but does not know why! The old lady then decides to swallow all of these other animals in a particular order so that animal can catch the animal that they most desire because they are trying to catch the fly. She dies in the end for swallowing a... ...more
By Maddie (Lawrence, KS) · ★★★☆☆ · February 24, 2015
Personal: I thought this book was interesting. I know that it is a classic but I didn't really see the excitement of the book throughout it and it didn't really click well with me. I thought it was clever but a little too silly.
Purpose: I believe that it would be a read aloud enrichment for Presc... ...more