Gavin Bishop illustrates an old English rhyme in a new format "vertical" board book for very young children. Fabulous illustrations bring housekeeping into the rhyme, with the washerwoman in her basket, sweeping cobwebs from the sky. There was an old woman tossed up in a basket, Seventeen times as high as the moon; Where she was going I couldn't but ask it, For in her hand she carried a broom. "Old woman, old woman, old woman," called I, "Where are you going to up so high?" "To brush the cobwebs off the sky!" "Old woman, old woman, old woman," called I, "May I come with you?" "Aye, by-and-by." "Aye, by-and-by."