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"There Was an Old Lady..." Variants Booklist

This list represents titles available at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J398.8 McClelland, Linda I Know An Old Lady
1985
J612.3 HOLUB Holub, Joan I Have a Weird Brother Who Digested a Fly
Illustrations and a humorous rhyme describe what happens when a boy swallows a fly. Presents factual information about the digestive system.
1999
J782.42 EMBER Emberley, Rebecca There Was An Old Monster
In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a monster swallows ants, a lizard, a bat, and other creatures to try to cure a stomach ache than began when he swallowed a tick.
2009
J782.42 Hay, Glen There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Presents the traditional version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's.
1997
J782.42 IKNOW Karas, G. Brian I Know An Old Lady
Retells the cumulative tale in which an old lady pays the supreme penalty for her peculiar eating habits.
1994
J782.42 IKNOW Owen, Ann I Know An Old Lady
Presents an illustrated version of the traditional song along with some discussion of its folk origins.
2003
J782.42 Rounds, Glen I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
An old lady swallows a fly, spider, bird, and finally a horse.
1990
J784.4 BONNE Bonne, Rose I Know An Old Lady
1969
J784.4 Hawkins, Colin I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
A cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly. Features lift-the-flap illustrations.
1987
J811 KELLO Kellogg, Steven There Was An Old Woman
1980
J811 Pettigrew, Shirley There Was An Old Lady
Relates in verse the adventures of a resourceful old lady
1974
J BOARDBK THERE Adams, Pam There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed the Sea
An illustrated alternative version of the cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fish. Some pages are die-cut, permitting a portion of the next illustration to be seen.
2007
JE ADAMS Adams, Pam There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
"Rose Bonne's poem reproduced ..."
1973
JE BOWEN Bowen, Ann I Know An Old Teacher
In this take on the well-known cumulative rhyme, a teacher inadvertently swallows a flea, then follows it with an assortment of classroom pets while her students look on in surprise.
2008
JE COLAN Colandro, Lucille There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
2003
JE COLAN Colandro, Lucille There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat
2002
JE COLAN Colandro, Lucille There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell
2008
JE COLAN Colandro, Lucille There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick
Presents a variation on the classic rhyme about an old lady who swallowed a chick and a lot of other strange creatures.
2009
JE COLAN Colandro, Lucille There was an old lady who swallowed a Shell
In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a woman swallows a shell, a crab, a fish, a gull, a pail, some sand, and a wave.
2006
JE GARRIE Garriel, Barbara I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello
An adaptation of the folk rhyme "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly", featuring musical instruments.
2004
JE HARPE Harper, Charise There Was a Bold Lady Who Wanted a Star
In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a feisty woman tries roller skates, a bicycle, and even a rocket to reach a star.
2002
JE JACKS Jackson, Alison I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
Based on the classic song about the old woman who swallowed a fly, this retelling with a twist features an old lady attending a Thanksgiving dinner who swallows a pie, then a whole squash, all of the salad, and then an entire turkey.
2002
JE KADAI Kadair, Deborah There Was An 'Ol Cajun
In this inventive retelling of There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, an old Cajun accidentally swallows a gnat, a mosquito, a raccoon, and other swamp creatures.
2002
JE REEVE Reeves, Howard There Was An Old Witch
In this cumulative verse, an old witch collects a bat, a scratching scritching cat, a howling yowling creature, and other creepy crawly things to adorn her Halloween hat.
1998
JE SLOAT Sloat, Teri There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout
Set on the coast of the Pacific Northwest, this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme describes the silly consequences of an old woman's fishy diet.
1998
JE SLOAT Sloat, Teri There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky
In the rhythm of "The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly," a prehistoric man, contemplating the creation of the world, paints images on the ceiling of a cave, that are later discovered by a young Spanish girl in 1879.
2009
JE TABAC Taback, Sims There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
...version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's
1997
JE WARD Ward, Jennifer There Was An Old Monkey That Swallowed a Frog
Set in the jungle, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a monkey's strange diet.
2010
JE WESTC Westcott, Nadine I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Giving an old favorite children's song a brand-new look, this book features an updated design, along with musical notation and an activity page. Full color.
2004
JER ARNOLD Arnold, Tedd There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy
Buzz is visiting Grandma, and Fly Guy comes along for the ride. Oops! Grandma swallows Fly Guy, then a spider, then a bird--and so on. This fun take on a classic sing-along features hilarious illustrations and a holographic foil cover.
2007
KIT JE COLAN Colandro, Lucille There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a woman swallows some snow, a pipe, some coal, a hat, a stick, and a scarf. Kit includes book and CD.
2006
KIT JE COLAN Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell
Beach version of the classic rhyme. Kit includes book and CD.
2008
KIT JE THERE Adams, Pam There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed the Sea
An illustrated alternative version of the cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fish. Pages are die-cut, permitting a portion of the next illustration to be seen. Kit includes book and CD.
2006


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This list was created by Children's Services Librarians.
General comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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