Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Poems


The Old Woman in a Shoe

by Traditional
Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1920
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Barnes, W. (Ed.). (1920). Types of Children's Literature: A Collection of the World's Best Literature for Children.. Yonkers, New York: World Book Company.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 1.9
  • Word Count: 41


There was an old woman who lived in a shoe;
She had so many children she didn’t know what to do.
She gave them some broth without any bread,
And whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.