The old lady who comes for Thanksgiving dinner has brought a mouthwatering pie...and a monstrous appetite! This ravenous relative doesn't even make it to the table before she has swallowed her own offering, then everything else being planned for dinner, too! A humorous take off on the old nursery rhyme, "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly", Alison Jackson and Judith Byron Schachner have combined to create a great holiday favorite.
This is, just as its title will suggest to the alert reader, not the original version but an amusingly successful variation.
- New York Times Book Review, November 16, 1997
A clever play on the favorite rhyme with a fittingly outrageous ending.
- Horn Book, November 1997
Sing it once and kids'll beg for seconds
- Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books, November 1997