There Was an Old Sailor

There Was an Old Sailor There was an old sailor Who swallowed a krill I don t know why he swallowed the krill it ll make him illA nautical take on a much loved rhyme

  • Title: There Was an Old Sailor
  • Author: Claire Saxby Cassandra Allen
  • ISBN: 9781921150715
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There was an old sailor, Who swallowed a krill, I don t know why he swallowed the krill it ll make him illA nautical take on a much loved rhyme.

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    565 thoughts on “There Was an Old Sailor

    • There Was an Old Sailor is a creative variation on the childhood "there was an old lady who swallowed a fly" rhyme that (surprisingly) hasn't been done before. Cassandra Allen's illustrations are excellent and fit the theme perfectly. It's definitely a picture book that both kids and parents can enjoy.Note: I received a digital copy of this book through NetGalley.



    • Most people are familiar with the classic book "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly", well here is the same concept but using a salty old sailor who swallows a krill. Kids will delight in the fact that this old sea dog gulps down a krill and it makes him ill. He then grabs a jelly (a jelly fish) and wolfs that down, then a fish, a squid.well you get the picture. The refrain, "I don't know why he swallowed the krill - It'll make him ill." will be fun for you to repeat together as the story [...]


    • There Was an Old Sailor by Claire Saxby Cassandra Allen will be published on March 1, 2014. This is an advance review of this story.There Was Old Sailor is a new spin on the classic "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”. The sailor swallows a krill; he doesn’t want to get ill so he swallows a jellyfish to catch the krill. Then one swallow leads to another. As each thing he swallows gets bigger and bigger.I enjoy read this new take on "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” as it [...]


    • I love pretty much everything about “There Was An Old Sailor”. From it’s clever cadence to it’s fun illustrations you and your child will have a blast reading this story!My three year old son has even memorized some parts and loves to say them with me. The story is silly but will make your kid do plenty of thinking and not just about sea animals. My son flat said that swallowing some of these animals whole is impossible. When I challenged his statement with “He could of chewed them” [...]


    • megan winter reading 2017, children's book, picture book, sing along, sailing, sea, animals, prek, kindergarten, first grade, second grade


    • This is another spin on the song There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. It seems like it doesn't matter how many versions of that song I read, I still like them. This one takes on a new twist that I haven't seen before. The old woman is swapped for an old sailor and the farm animals are replaced by sea life. The rhymes are pretty good the whole way through, and the book flows easily. Nothing feels forced or awkward.The illustrations have a lovely, hand drawn, doodle-like feel to them, even t [...]


    • I have read many armloads of picture books to my son when he was young so I think this is one is a peach! The pictures are in bright colors and are eye catching.Having never heard of the “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” which was referred to in the book jacket so this book made me think of “This is the House that Jack built”. It uses the same pattern of repeating the previous lines in a chorus. The rhyming is what really made me want to read this book. My brother is severely a [...]


    • THERE WAS AN OLD SAILOR is a clever twist on There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. It all starts when a tough, old sailor makes the mistake of swallowing a krill, though it will, no doubt, make him ill. As the story progresses, the sailor makes some rather extreme food choices in an attempt to rid himself of the pesky krill. Before the end of the book he's swallowed all manner of marine life, including a squid, a ray, a seal, a shark, and a whale. Then, with a burp, he sets sail. The book i [...]


    • Think I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly but substitute a sailor and various ocean life. The absurdity of the rhyme brought to mind I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson, but the art is more subdued and not nearly as zany as I was anticipating.I'm in like with this book, not in love. The text was a bit stronger for me than the gouache and pencil artwork. The illustrations were beautiful, for sure, but I found myself wanting complete ridiculousness. Following the story is a [...]


    • This is precisely what you'd think: the old lady who swallowed a fly with an ocean theme and a jolly, plump sailor. The illustrations work well for storytime and charming, although that krill looks more the size of a prawn. The look on the shark's face is priceless. The sailor's comestibles get larger and larger until he finally swallows a whale, but has a happier ending than our old lady friend. The book finishes off with some "Fishy Facts" - pithy fun facts about each sea animal in the song. I [...]


    • Reading this humorous picture book gave me a tummy ache as the sailor kept swallowing larger and larger sea creatures. A take-off on the classic "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," this version features a sailor who swallows first a krill, followed by a jellyfish, and eventually a whale. Of course, it's obvious that he could never consume such large meals, and when he burps after all that food, no one will be surprised as all the marine life is expelled back into the sea. The gouache an [...]


    • My son and I sat together in the big overstuffed reading chair to enjoy a few children's books, this being one of them. When finished he looked at me and said "That's just silly. Let's not read that one again." I have to agree. While the intention was cute and the drawings nicely done, the book just seems silly and not in a happy enjoyable way. I can not honestly recommend this one even for the very young. I received an evaluation copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion and rev [...]


    • A re-singing of the old song, "I Know an Old Lady," this one alters the story from swallowing land animals to swallowing sea creatures. It's really cute, although the opening verse makes no sense at all, other than to create a rhyme. Still, it creates a scenario like the old song, in which the character has to swallow bigger and bigger creatures. The ending, which is happier and funnier than the original, is quite abrupt. The end pages have a little bit of information about the various creatures [...]


    • A retelling of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," but with a sailor who swallows a krill, a jellyfish, a squid, and a number of other sea creatures. For those who don't mind the repetition, this is a fun version of the old tale, with gorgeous illustrations and a happier, funnier ending. Includes a section with "fishy facts" at the end, telling more about each animal featured in the book.


    • Very cute spin on "There Was an Old Lady". I think kids would enjoy the nautili themed tale with all of the sea creatures the sailor swallows. I love the illustrations in this book. I also like that the author included a fact about each animal that the sailor swallow.I think my Kindergarten classes would love this silly book.I received an e-galley for free through NetGalley in return for an honest review.


    • I was fortunate enough to receive this book as part of the First Reads program. This book is a very creative rendition of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.". Kids are sure to be amused at how the sailor ends up curing his tummy troubles! Beautifully illustrated. The big colorful pictures are sure to catch the eye's of little readers/listeners. And the "Fishy Facts" at the end was a great addition. Kids at elementary level are sure to love this book.


    • I didn't see this one coming. There was an old sailor who swallowed a krill…. a new memorable addition to the There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly spinoffs. The illustrations are enchanting. Even when the old sailor is swallowing things he really should think better about swallowing. Cleverly conceived and implemented. The illustrations extended the delight of the text. Added bonus - the end papers made me smile.


    • This book is quite the update on “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”! The illustrations are beautiful, the rhyme catchy, and the story unique. But, eww, talk about gag reflex just thinking about the sailor swallowing all of those sea creatures!It’s kinda gross, but maybe Saxby’s target audience likes that. ;-)


    • My girls (3 and 5) both really enjoyed this book. I thought the illustrations were lovely and fun. It does remind me very much of "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly", which I loved as a child. I also liked that there were "Fishy Facts" at the end about all the sea life that was swallowed.


    • Reading this out loud is probably the most entertaining thing I've done all day! That says more in credit to this book then it does my day. My favorite line is "There was an old sailor who swallowed a jelly, that wriggled and wriggled and jiggled his belly"The illustrations are fun and the fishy facts at the back were delightful, a great read to any child (or adult!)


    • I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.This is a nautical twist on the classic "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." Naturally, this is a silly book with a lot of rhymes.I really liked that the last pages include some facts about sea animals. Kids, especially boys, will love this!


    • What an adorable twist on an old favorite! Both my 3 year old and 6 year old enjoyed this entertaining rhyme, and the artwork is stunning. My daughter liked reading the fun facts about the sea creatures featured in the rhyme that were included in the back of the book. There Was an Old Sailor would make a great addition to any child's book collection!


    • I won this book from a Goodread's giveaway for my nephew.Its supposed to be "the boy" version of "there was an old lady" rhyming book and its cute but I think the original is pretty universal and such a classic that you don't really need this version. But if your son is into the ocean or sharks, then this book is worth it. He'll love the pictures.


    • Beautifully illustrated variation on There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly set at the high seas. If you like to avoid the "Perhaps she'll die" refrain with your wee ones, this version uses "It'll make him ill" instead.


    • A lively,rhyming ocean adventure of a sailor who tries many things after eating a krill to help him feel better.A tongue tied fun book to read over againd again when asked to.Good design work too(coming from an ocean enthusiast).


    • ARC kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers a sea based version of the classic Old Woman who Swallowed a Fly storyntains a variety of sea creatures being swallowed, until "BURP!", & then the Sailor sets sail


    • Mirroring the rhythm of the classic "There was an old woman, this jaunty nautical version is especially pleasing for it's wonderful illustrations - they are like a cross between Raymond Briggs, Anthony Browne and John Burmingham!


    • Aw, man. This makes me hungry. For all the fishes in the sea. And fun fish facts! I must say it is a bit of an improvement on the old lady who swallowed a fly, if only because the things that the sailor eats are more delicious. Lovely pictures, effective and precise.


    • This is a nautical take on the "Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." Instead of farm animals, the sailor swallows different sea creatures. It is clever, but rubbed me the wrong way, somehow. Other people might really enjoy the rhymes, though!


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