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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.

Review:

"The old lady in this smart reimagining could have been designed by Dada artists: her eerie, bespectacled eyes peer at readers from atop this tall, narrow-format book and her skin is made from an antique map. To access the story, readers must remove a slipcover (which functions as her coat): appropriately enough, the darkly humorous story takes place in her midsection. Holmes delights in showing the animals' grisly successes at dispatching their predecessors (the bird sent to catch the spider dangles three of the arachnid's eyes from its mouth, but ends up a roast dinner for the cat on the next page). As expected, the old lady doesn't make it through the ordeal: her eyes close as the final page turns. A stylishly macabre treasure. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Jeremy Holmes is a designer and director of his own design studio, Mutt Ink. He has had his work recognized in various design publications, including Print and How, and his work, "The Bird, the Mouse, and the Sausage," was a finalist in the Flash Forward Film Festival and was featured in I.D. magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811867931
Author:
Holmes, Jeremy
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
from P up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
18
Dimensions:
12.94x5.28x.53 in. .83 lbs.
Age Level:
04-22

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Product details 18 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811867931 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The old lady in this smart reimagining could have been designed by Dada artists: her eerie, bespectacled eyes peer at readers from atop this tall, narrow-format book and her skin is made from an antique map. To access the story, readers must remove a slipcover (which functions as her coat): appropriately enough, the darkly humorous story takes place in her midsection. Holmes delights in showing the animals' grisly successes at dispatching their predecessors (the bird sent to catch the spider dangles three of the arachnid's eyes from its mouth, but ends up a roast dinner for the cat on the next page). As expected, the old lady doesn't make it through the ordeal: her eyes close as the final page turns. A stylishly macabre treasure. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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