There Was an Old Woman

by Bill Dodds
There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe;
With so many children,
What else could she do?

Their home had no windows,
No doors, and no locks—
The kids were all happy
But smelled like old socks.

Text © Bill Dodds, reprinted from Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater and Other Silly Rhymes, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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