I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Judy SchachnerI Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
Written by Alison Jackson
Illustrated by Judy Schachner
Dutton Children’s Books, 1997
978-0525456452, hardcover
978-0140565959, paperback

Children will love this hilarious take-off of the popular poem “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.” With its theme of feasting gone-wild, its the perfect Thanksgiving treat that will remain fresh all year long.

Awards and Recognition
The Tennessee Association of School Librarians Volunteer State Book Award Nomination
#1 Thanksgiving bestseller at Amazon.com

"Schachner’s watercolor illustrations are absolutely delightful. Children will find lots to examine and enjoy in these expressive pictures, particularly the repeated appearances of the woman’s fluffy white cat."—School Library Journal

"The illustrations freshen up the old cumulative chestnut. The old lady herself is a tour de force of visual slapstick. Even the typography joins the fun."—Publishers Weekly

"This classic childhood song has been transformed into Thanksgiving hilarity. A little old lady gulps down a dry pie, swills cider which “rumbled and mumbled and grumbled” inside her. That is only the beginning. Hysterics and hysteria mount as Jackson’s funny words and Schachner’s silly illustrations show the old lady growing as big as a Thanksgiving Day float. They have taken a familiar favorite and given it new expression."—Children’s Literature

"Visually awe-inspiring."—Gahan Wilson, New York Times Book Reivew