Ed Tuttle

In 1961, three-year-old Ed Tuttle sat on his front porch with paper and pen and began copying cartoons from his Little Golden Books. Hundreds of pads, pencils, paints and crayons later, big dreams and an empty wallet led Ed from Connecticut to San Diego where he began work as a mechanical artist in 1979. He returned to Connecticut in 1981, working as apprentice for one of the finest design studios in Connecticut, and later served for 16 years as a corporate senior designer. Currently, Ed is the principal of eklektos, his own design and illustration studio. This is his first children’s book.


Reviews (4)


There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Here’s a classic with a delightful twist.  No longer the hapless victim, this old lady is a predator on the prowl! The innocent but unfortunate animals become the target of the most hilarious hunt in history.  Decked out in curlers and apron, this aging grannie sports a villainous glint in her eye and a skip in her step.  She will tickle children of all ages and arouse a silly sympathy for the poor, quaking animals that become her victims.




  • Dawn | 01/07/2014

    “Ed Tuttle revives the familiar lyrics to There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly through the magic of his illustrations. His rendition breathes new life into this funny, absurd, and comedic tale. Young and old alike will wiggle and giggle with joy from beginning to end!” —Dawn Aldrich, author of Auntie’s House


  • Eric Metaxas | 01/07/2014

    “We’ve all heard the old story of the little old lady who swallowed the fly, but never like this! Ed Tuttle’s supremely clever and visually bold reimagining makes this overfamiliar old tale strange and new again!Fantastic.” Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving


  • Pixie Frayer | 01/07/2014

    "...It is difficult to take something old and familiar and turn it into something new, but this is exactly what Ed Tuttle has done with his retelling of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I laughed out loud at Ed’s lively illustrations and his unexpected twist on this much loved story. I highly recommend that parents, grandparents, and child educators run to the nearest book store and buy this delightful book for that special child or children in your lives. I guarantee hugs and giggles will be your reward.” —Pixie Frayer, teacher/librarian


  • Morgan Fippinger | 01/07/2014

    “Edward Tuttle’s personal creativity and his attention to detail shine through in his adaptation of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Tuttle’s fun and playful colors contrast the frenzied and twisted turn that the old woman takes as she begins eating her way through the food chain. With her rocking chair, self-satisfied look and purple Converse, you can not help but find this old woman amusing.” —Morgan Fippinger, co-founder of The Art Truck



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