This shy fellow, a wallflower, swallows a cello, followed by many more musical instruments, until at last he burps, belches, and bellows. Imagine how the instruments make music this way. Using her love of words and music, Barbara S. Garriel has created a zany and wild new look at an old favorite, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, and added a surprise ending. John O’Brien’s wacky and imaginative illustrations bring the read-aloud book to life.
Nominated for the EB White Read Aloud Program.
About I Know a Shy Fellow
He’s shy, a wallflower. He’s the man at the side of the room listening to a duet for cello and viola. Even now you wouldn’t notice him. But our shy fellow suddenly has an urge to swallow a cello, which is precisely what he does. And he doesn’t stop there. He follows it with a harp, a sax, and a fiddle. On and on he goes, trying to satisfy his voracious appetite for musical instruments. A strange diet, you say? It’s the perfect diet for a strange fellow, a strange, shy fellow.