Thursday, June 13, 2013

There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

Author & Illustrator:   Simms Taback
Publisher:  Viking
Publication Year: 1997 
Location: Personal Collection

Awards:  Caldecott Honor, NYT Best Illustrated

Summary:  In the traditional poem, there was an old lady who swallowed a fly, spider, bird, and so on until she swallows a horse (and dies of course). Simms Taback uses his die-cut collages to illustrate this version and shows the inside of the old lady's stomach!

Classroom Ideas: This book can be used to teach repetition and rhythm. Art teachers could use it as an excellent example of the art of collage.

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