“There was an ol’ Cajun who swallowed a gnat. Imagine that, he swallowed a gnat. Why he did dat?” In this retelling of the classic nursery rhyme, There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, the gnat is soon joined by a mosquito, a raccoon, a hound, and other swamp creatures. But when the old Cajun tries to swallow an alligator, he gets a big surprise.
This book’s imaginative, collage-style illustrations will enchant and inspire young readers. Mrs. Kadair uses pebbles, Spanish moss, and other authentic Louisiana ingredients to bring the old Cajun’s story to life. Children and adults alike will enjoy the clever, rhyming text.