Saturday, November 16, 2013

Kid Konnection - There Was an Old Lady....by Simms Taback


Kid Konnection is a weekly feature hosted by Booking Mama, featuring all things kid's books. Since I spend a good deal of time each week reading kids books, I thought it would be fun to join in!


There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback
published 1997
32 pages

Synopsis -

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.......

everyone knows this one, right???


My thoughts -

This is, of course, a classic, and it was a lot of fun to share it with my kids for the first time. Of course the silly rhyme made them giggle - Sophia told me she didn't want the lady to die, so in our version it was, "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.....perhaps she'll sleep."  Silly girl.

What made this book particularly fun was the cutouts on each page - strategically placed over the old lady's stomach so the kids could recount what she had swallowed on each page. The author also had a peanut gallery of animals wisecracking their way through the story - comments like, "She left us high and dry", and "Why, oh why??" kept me chuckling, which made it a great pick for reading over and over again.

This is a great version of a classic - one both kids AND their parents can enjoy!


My kids really enjoy rhymes - books that rhyme, songs that rhyme, rhyming chants, etc. What are some rhyming stories or books we should check out next?


2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

This looks adorable! Our son loved rhymes too - even nursery tales - when he was young.

Tea norman said...

I'll bet this one is fun, fun, fun.