- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic (1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 059064758X
- ISBN-13: 978-0590647588
- Package Dimensions: 10.1 x 8 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 165 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,484,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Hardcover – 1998
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This was one of the first books I put on my list.
I remember being mesmerized by it as a child and I loved the ending. The illustrations are crazy and especially fun for kids. There's a little bit of suspense in which each character will swallow next as the book goes on and it makes for many hilarious reactions when being read to kids - it would be especially fun to see this book read to a large group of kids... maybe at a library reading or something.
I can see my family wanting to read this book again and again, as I did when I was young. I am so glad it was so easy to find and purchase this book through amazon. I was able to cross a book on my list to purchase, at an inexpensive price, and that made me very happy.
When I got home, I ordered it and to put it simply - it's awesome! This is so much better than what I had when I was a kid. I love all the silly comments on each page that actually rhyme and go with the story. My son likes the pictures and love me reading it to him. I wouldn't say it's his favorite book, he's hooked on "Go Dog Go" at the moment, but this is definitely in his top five. I'd recommend it to anyone with small kids!
Caution for parents who for some reason do not want any references to death in a young child's book: The refrain, "I guess she'll die" is repeated over and over, though the whole story deals with absurd situations and it is obvious that "real death" is not being spoken of.
I bought it because this was one of my favorite childhood books, and I cannot find the one I had. I want my kids to get the same enjoyment out of it one day, that I always did. I have looked off and on for years, and finally found this edition on here. There are other later editions, but this one is my favorite. Very pleased with the condition of the used book as well. It is basically new.
It is a cute story that tells of this old lady swallowing all of these animals, each time the animal gets larger. It rhymes and it funny. There is also a lot of other "Old Lady who swallows..." books that I did not know about until searching for this one on here. Future buys perhaps!
I still love this catchy story.