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There Was an Old Lady...


Some say there was an old LADY, others say there was an old WOMAN. Either way, this is a collection of books about a ravenously hungry (and brave) individual.






Holub, Joan
J612.3 HOLUB

Illustrations and a humorous rhyme describe what happens when a boy swallows a fly. Presents factual information about the digestive system.
Garriel, Barbara
JE GARRI

An adaptation of the folk rhyme "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly", featuring musical instruments.
Karas, G. Brian
J782.42 IKNOW

Retells the cumulative tale in which an old lady pays the supreme penalty for her peculiar eating habits.
Owen, Ann
J782.42 IKNOW

Presents an illustrated version of the traditional song along with some discussion of its folk origins.
Hawkins, Colin and Jacqui
JE HAWKI

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.
Jackson, Alison
JE JACKS

I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter.
Bowen, Anne
JE BOWEN

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.
Yacowitz, Caryn
JE YACOW

You've never seen "I Know an Old Lady" like this before . . . through hilarious takes on the world's greatest works of art! Beyond the joy of a Jewish take on this most American of folk songs, the illustrations here offer hilarious parodies of great works of art by da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hopper, Rockwell, Matisse, Picasso, and other masters -- adding a whole new layer of humor and culture to the familiar tune. You'll love this old lady, and want to visit her every Chanukah for years to come.
Harper, Charise
JE HARPE

In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a feisty woman tries roller skates, a bicycle, and even a rocket to reach a star.
Colandro, Lucille
JE COLAN

This time, the old lady is swallowing everything from snow to a pipe, some coal, a hat, and more! With rollicking, rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version will appeal to young readers.
Ward, Jennifer
JE WARD

Set in a castle, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a princess's strange diet.
Kadair, Deborah Ousley
JE KADAI

In this inventive retelling of There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, an old Cajun accidentally swallows a gnat.
Klostermann, Penny Parker
JE KLOST

In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a greedy, hungry dragon eventually learns moderation.
Colandro, Lucille
JE COLAN

Variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, with a Halloween theme.
Colandro, Lucille
JE COLAN

An old lady swallowed a bell, bows, gifts, sack, sleigh and reindeer.
Colandro, Lucille
JE COLAN

This time, the hungry old lady swallows a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! And just as she's hopping and skipping along, who should she meet but the Easter Bunny! Watch what happens when she trips, with amazing results!
Colandro, Lucille
JE COLAN

That lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Now she's swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow for a pot of gold to be hidden behind.
Rashin
JE THERE

An illustrated version of the cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly.
Holmes, Jeremy
J398.8 HOLME

With his distinct art style and a clever foldout format, an acclaimed graphic designer has given the universal rhyme a unique makeover that is clever, funny, and unexpected. Full color.
Taback, Simms
JE TABAC

An old favorite as you've never seen it before! 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 this inventive die-cut artwork, Simms Taback gives us a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem.
Colandro, Lucille
JE COLAN

In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a woman swallows a rose, some lace, glitter, and other items associated with Valentine's Day.
Colandro, Lucille
JE COLAN

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.
Sloat, Teri
JE SLOAT

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.
Arnold, Tedd
JER ARNOLD

After accidentally swallowing her grandson's pet fly, Grandma tries to retrieve it by consuming progressively larger animals.
Colandro, Lucille
JE COLAN

You won't believe why this old lady swallowed some books, a pen, a pencil case, a ruler, a folder, some chalk, and a bag! Read this book to find out.
J BOARDBK THERE

Tells the story of Old Lady who returns to swallow a number of sea creatures increasing in size. On board pages.
Sloat, Teri
JE SLOAT

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.
Ward, Jennifer
JE WARD

Set in the jungle, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a monkey's strange diet.
Emberley, Rebecca
J782.42 EMBER

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.
Reeves, Howard
JE REEVE

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.