There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (HB)

Author(s): Simms Taback

Picture Story Books

In this version of the traditional rhyme the reader sees what happens in the old lady's stomach through an ever-expanding die-cut hole.


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Simms Taback grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cooper Union. He has worked as an art director and a graphic designer, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracause University. He has illustrated many children's books, including "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Viking)," "Spacy Riddles," "Snakey Riddles," "Buggy Riddles," and "Fishy Riddles" (all written by Katy Hall and lIsa Eisenberg, Dial).His work has won many awards, including the Caldecott Honor Award Medal for "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" and a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book.A father of three and grandfather of three, Mr. Taback lives with his wife in Willow, New Yorkcopyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

General Fields

  • : 9780670869398
  • : Penguin Group USA
  • : Penguin Group USA
  • : September 1997
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 1997
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Reinforced
  • : Simms Taback
  • : Simms Taback
  • : English
  • : 782.42162/21/00268
  • : Under 6
  • : 96061604
  • : 32
  • : Verse & rhymes; Picture books
  • : Simms Taback
  • : Simms Taback