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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

 I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly is a new release by The Secret Mountain featuring a dozen children’s songs by the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Alan Mills.  

I know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly is one of the most well-known childrens songs and this book-cd combo brings it back to life with beautiful illustrations and lively arrangements perfect for singing along to.

Other songs in this  book include the “Animal Alphabet Song”, “Heel Toe and Away We Go”, “123 ABCD”, “My Fathers’s in the City”, “Sailing Over the Sea”, “Once I Had an Old Red Hen”, “Per Fiddler”, “The Hungry Goat”, “Sing a Little Song Along with Me”, “Twelve Kittens” and “The Months of the Year”.



Thomas Hellman and Emilie Clepper breathe new life into old traditions, performing rootsy renditions of catchy songs written for children more than fifty years ago.

PisHier (Pierre Girard) illustrations feature people with big round heads and backgrounds of bright colours.  The title song is illustrated in its entirety, spanning 8 double-page spreads.

The rest of the songs features one or two illustrations paired with the  lyrics.

When listening to the CD with Keira I was immediately brought back to my days in Girl Guides where we were continuously singing this song together, the only difference is how cheerfully it is sung on the CD included.  Keira of course thinks its such a silly song, and absolutely loves listening to the CD over and over.

Ages: 3 to 5


 This title is also available as an enhanced e-book for iphone or ipad.

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Darlene W

Tuesday 16th of September 2014

Every time I open this post I chuckle to my self

Victoria Ess

Friday 12th of September 2014

This is a great story!


Wednesday 10th of September 2014

Good for a campfire story instead of the usual ghost stories

kathy downey

Monday 8th of September 2014

I remember reading this years ago when my kids were small.....oh my where had the time gone

Heidi C.

Monday 8th of September 2014

My girls love this story! We are also big fans of Secret Mountain!