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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

by Simms Taback Illustrated by Simms Taback

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.

Ages
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
1.9
Lexile Measure
NP250L
DRA
20
Guided Reading
L
Publisher
Viking Books
Book Type
Cumulative Tale
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Comedy and Humor

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