There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!

by Lucille Colandro illustrated by Jared Lee


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Kids love the traditional nonsense rhyme, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," and this Easter-themed book takes that idea to new heights of silliness!

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It all starts when the old lady—star of previous books by Lucille Colandro—swallows a chick. Of course, that chick needs some warm straw, which the old lady promptly swallows. One thing leads to another, and she gulps down an egg, some candy (hey, it might come in handy), a brightly colored basket, and a bow. Put together, what could all these items make? Kids will be calling out with excitement, guessing what's coming next!
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About this Series

This wacky, cheerful old lady opens up her mouth and tosses in everything—bats and bells, snowflakes and top hats, gold coins and four-leaf clovers. What could she possibly be up to? With just enough suspense, the catchy rhymes in these picture books race readers toward the surprising answers, using lots of repeating phrases to encourage reading along. Kids will also enjoy discovering all kinds of laugh-out-loud details in the goofy pictures. These comically inventive adaptations of the familiar rhyme have become favorites in classrooms and homes around the country—making them great picks to celebrate the seasons, holidays, or anytime.

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    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 3 - 6
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-06059-2