Illustrated by Jeremy Holmes, this version of the classic children’s story is delightful and unique.
A mysteriously popular subject for picture books, “the old lady who swallowed a fly” has never looked creepier or more inviting than in this striking book shaped like a slim tie-box. Two eyes at the top peer through plastic-covered spectacles, and as the story reaches the inevitable outcome (“There was an old lady who swallowed a horse. / She died of course”), they suddenly shut — a wonderful comic effect that may cause squeals of delight. (New York Times)
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly...a bird...a cat...a dog...a snake...a cow...and a horse. Do you know what happened to her? Of course you do! But with his distinct art style and a clever format, acclaimed graphic designer Jeremy Holmes has given the universal rhyme a unique makeover that is clever, funny, and unexpected.