18 August 2008

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Taback

The upper picture is from the book I read and am referring to in this blog however, this bottom book is also a version I have heard and is just as cute. See at the bottom of this post for a craft you can make: a mobil of this Old Lady. :)
We all have probably hear the old poem about the woman who swallowed a fly I am sure and if you haven't you really should, it is so absurd. :)

Here's a clip of the beginning:

"There was an old woman who swallowed a fly,
I don't know why she swallowed a fly,
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old woman who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she'll die..."

The things she swallows keep getting larger and larger until she swallows a horse...and she dies of course. :) This book I was reading, had great illustrations, a little jumbled at times but there was little inserts from the cat, dog, cow and other animals as to this old lady's predicament. It is an old poem and no one really knows who the true author is but it is a fun silly one to read.

Go here for a craft about this neat poem


Amanda @ www.kiddio.org said...

For some reason this was always a favorite of mine as a child. The mobile craft looks like fun, thanks for passing it along!