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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Illustrated by Rashin

We all remember the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a cat, a dog, a cow, and a horse. Now we know how she did it! Rashin’s colorful and comedic illustrations take you mid-gulp to mid-belly as the animals are swallowed whole. Her devoted cat tries to help: “Stop!” “Don’t eat it.” “Try this!” But when the old lady grabs the cat—it’s every beast for itself: “Eat the dog!” And when the old lady cheers: “Catch it!”—the critters leap into action to catch the one that was swallowed before.

Rashin was born in Iran and now lives in Washington, D.C. She is one of the most outstanding young Iranian illustrators working today. She has been awarded the Golden Apple of Bratislava and was selected for the 2013 Bologna Book Fair Illustrators Exhibit and a 2014 IBBY Honor. Among her many books are Two Parrots and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly—her first books published in the United States.

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