Author & Illustrator

Simms Taback

Biography

Simms Taback (1932 - 2011) grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cooper Union. He worked as an art director and a graphic designer and has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracuse University. He illustrated many children’s books, including I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Spacy Riddles, Snakey Riddles, Buggy Riddles, and Fishy Riddles (all written by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, Dial). His work has won many awards, including the Caldecott Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat and the Caldecott Honor for I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

Road Builders
Do You Have a Tail?
This Is The House That Jack Built
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Too Much Noise
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Road Builders
Do You Have a Tail?
This Is The House That Jack Built
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Too Much Noise
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Books by Simms Taback

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
    Simms Taback
    Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
    Simms Taback
    This Is The House That Jack Built
    Simms Taback
    Too Much Noise
    Simms Taback, Ann McGovern
    Road Builders
    B.G. Hennessy, Simms Taback
    Do You Have a Tail?
    Simms Taback

Book Stats

3
Authored
6
Illustrated
2
Collaborators

All Simms Taback Books

YearTitleAuthorPages
2018Road BuildersB.G. Hennessy32
2012Do You Have a Tail?12
2002This Is The House That Jack BuiltSimms Taback32
1997There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a FlySimms Taback36
1992Too Much NoiseAnn McGovern45
1977Joseph Had a Little OvercoatSimms Taback40

Collaborators

Ann McGovern
B.G. Hennessy