There was an Old Lady

Author(s): Abner Graboff


One day an old lady swallows a fly and the only way she can get rid of it is to then swallow a wriggling, tickling spider . . .
For more than a century, this deceptively simple rhyme has delighted children and parents alike. Its galloping rhythm is perfect for reading out loud, becoming a memory game as the list of animals grows--from fly and spider to bird, cat, dog, and goat. Abner Graboff's bright and startling illustrations combine beautifully with the original verse to bring this subversive, irreverent tale to life.


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Abner Graboff was a highly prolific artist and children's book illustrator, active from the 1950s to the 1970s.

General Fields

  • : 9781851244942
  • : Bodleian Library
  • : Bodleian Library
  • : March 2018
  • : 247mm X 200mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 2018
  • : Hardback
  • : Abner Graboff
  • : 48