"...a joyful preschool read-aloud that will have even the shyest kids thrashing about with that trout..."
- Booklist (Starred Review)
Publisher's Weekly: The heroine starts her meal with a trout…a cast of characters highlighted in simple but satisfying rhyme follows as Sloat puts the lady through her paces…marine colors capture both the lyricism and humor of the rhyme.
Booklist (Starred Review): …this is a joyful preschool read-aloud that will have even the shyest kids thrashing about with that trout and joining in.
Children's Book Review Service: This variant of the winsome, traditional cumulative poem, "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" will delight young children as much as its predecessor. Farcical, colorful, double-spread illustrations abound