Synopses & Reviews
A bright, energetic retelling of a beloved children's rhyme, with a Pacific Northwest twist.
"There was an old lady who swallowed a trout
That splished and splashed and thrashed about."
Everyone has heard about the old lady who swallowed a fly, but there is something particularly fishy about this old lady . . .
Beautiful illustrations in this story capture the scenery and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. The buoyant text jumps along as the old lady swallows a salmon, an otter, a seal, a walrus, and more, until eventually she swallows the entire sea and the trout swims free! With a unique and fascinating setting, this pure flight of fancy gives a fresh look to a familiar poem.
Everyone has heard about the old lady who swallowed a fly, but there is something particularly fishy about this old lady. Beautiful illustrations in this story capture the scenery and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.
About the Author
is the author of numerous books for children. She and her husband, Bob, moved to Alaska the day after they were married. They liked it so much that they stayed for twelve years. A former teacher, she now lives with her husband and three children north of San Francisco, but returns to Alaska every year.
Reynold Ruffins has illustrated more than twenty books for children. He has received a number of awards for his illustrations, including a Coretta Scott King Honor for Running the Road to ABC. He lives with his wife on Long Island, New York.