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
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Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!