There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs
Johnette Downing
Pelican Publishing (2010)
ISBN 9781589808584
Reviewed by Zoey Crane (age 6) for Reader Views (12/10)

What a cute new way to add onto the old classic. This is such a catchy-written book that you will find yourself singing the tune! The pictures are so cute – it looks as if someone made them using crafts.


“Fun, Fun! After you read it you should sing it. Then you can teach your friends a new song. It was very easy to read and I really liked the pictures. It looked like the person who did the pictures [the illustrator] made the pictures out of craft paper. I love to do crafts and it gave me some good ideas. Everyone knows this song and so now we just have new words. I bet that old lady had a full tummy of everything she ate.”


“There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs” was a fun book for Zoey. She really loved the new version of this story and after she quit laughing at all the bugs the old lady ate she started singing the song. It is a catchy tune and you can’t help but sing it.

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