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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly : Classic Books with Holes - Pam Adams

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Classic Books with Holes

By: Pam Adams (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st August 1973
For Ages: 2 - 6 years old
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An illustrated version of the cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly that includes die-cut pages permitting a portion of the next illustration to be seen.

Thirty-six years after publication, this much-loved classic is still as popular as ever. Ingenious die-cut holes bring this much-loved nursery rhyme to life, and Pam Adams's illustrations lend humour and vibrancy to the proceedings. Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child. Available in three formats, suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the nursery or classroom.

Everyone knows the song about the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a bird, and even worse, but who's ever seen what's going on inside the old lady's stomach? With his inventive die-cut artwork, Simms Taback, illustrator of The Road Builders gives young readers a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem.

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5.0

Great classic

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      Comments about There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly:

      My 3 year old loves this book. The pages are strong too.

       
      5.0

      Colourful and fun

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      from Qld

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        Comments about There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly:

        Love this colourful and fun book for my grandkids

         
        4.0

        Childhood Favorite

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          Comments about There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly:

          As a child I had this book and loved the quirky cut out pages, I got this for my 3yo and she loves it too

           
          5.0

          an oldie but a goodie!

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            Comments about There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly:

            This is one of my childhood favorites that I wanted to share with my 5 yearold girl, its a bit of a mouthful to recite all the things that the old lady eats but its wonderful to share the story with my little one!

             
            5.0

            Great book for kids

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              Comments about There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly:

              Great for the kids

               
              5.0

              My 4 year old grandson's favourite book

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              from Epping NSW

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                My grandson wants this book read to him each night

                 
                4.0

                An old classic

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                  Comments about There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly:

                  Great classic story to read to your kids

                   
                  5.0

                  Lovely book

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                    Comments about There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly:

                    My 3 & 5 yr old love this book. We enjoy the rhythming language.

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                    'This is one of my favourite ever stories. The book uses pages with holes cut out so that you can see what is inside the old ladies stomach - yuck! Fabulous!' Betty Betty Bookmark

                    'This much loved traditional story provides a wealth of activities and is very cleverly constructed so that the holes in the book work both backwards and forwards. The story is about a huge old lady who accidentally swallows a fly then swallows a great many animals one by one as a remedy, until she finally ingests one to many. Repetition and build up are strong features of the story. It also contains steady rhythm and rhyme, and children love the inevitability of the denouement.' 5 to 7 Educator

                    ISBN: 9780859530187
                    ISBN-10: 0859530183
                    Series: Classic Books with Holes
                    Audience: Children
                    For Ages: 2 - 6 years old
                    For Grades: Up to K
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 16
                    Published: 1st August 1973
                    Publisher: Child's Play International Ltd
                    Country of Publication: GB
                    Dimensions (cm): 28.9 x 29.2  x 0.3
                    Weight (kg): 0.19