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There Was an Old Lady

Jeremy Holmes

Novelty book

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There was an old lady who swallowed a fly...a bird...a cat...a dog...a snake...a cow...and a horse. Do you know what happened to her? Of course you do! But with his distinct art style and a clever format, acclaimed graphic designer Jeremy Holmes has given the universal rhyme a unique makeover that is clever, funny, and unexpected.

Praise For There Was an Old Lady

\\\"[D]elightful....This is one of my favorite rhymes...\\\"

\\\"A mysteriously popular subject for picture books, \\\'\\\'the old lady who swallowed a fly\\\'\\\' has never looked creepier or more inviting than in this striking book shaped like a slim tie-box. Two eyes at the top peer through plastic-covered spectacles, and as the story reaches the inevitable outcome...they suddenly shut--a wonderful comic effect that may cause squeals of delight.\\\"

, This book is a testament to Jeremy Holmes genuine devotion to books and the making of books, to the world of libraries and the value of their content. His work carries numerous allusions that the expert eye will pick up on and point out to young readers. The book is a consistent typographical delight that ranges from humorous, surreal 19th century references to the imaginary world of Alice, Holmes willing accomplice, in an exercise that makes learning fun.

Chronicle Books, 9780811867931, 18pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2009

About the Author

Jeremy Holmes is a designer and director of his own design studio, Mutt Ink. He has had his work recognized in various design publications, including Print and How, and his work, "The Bird, the Mouse, and the Sausage," was a finalist in the Flash Forward Film Festival and was featured in I.D. magazine.