There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams (author)

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Suitable for 3 - 7 years

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Product description

The vibrant traditional story is retold in a brilliant peephole format that lets little fingers explore to their hearts’ content! Building up suspense through lots of rhyme and repetition, it’s a great choice for reading aloud. Children love peeping into the old lady’s tummy to see the creatures wriggle and jiggle! She’s swallowed a fly, she’s swallowed a spider, she’s swallowed a cat… whatever next?

Product Details






Child's Play (International) Ltd

Date published

August 1st, 1973

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  • 16 pages




  1. Natasha, Scholastic Staff
    on 21 April 2011

    Funny and Playful

    Surprisingly humorous, There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, keeps you guessing what she will swallow next! This beautifully crafted picture book is perfect for young readers who will love the amusing rhymes throughout.

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What kids think

  1. pawprint2
    on 16 October 2011

    Soooooo funny

    5out of 5
  2. cleopatra15
    on 7 March 2010

    i loved this book when i was little. it is very funny and amazing how she can fit such large animals into her tummy.

    5out of 5
  3. elliebobster
    on 7 March 2010

    i thought this book was funny but it could do better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5