There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books!

by Lucille Colandro illustrated by Jared Lee


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Wacky and wild cartoon pictures bring out the zaniness in this super-silly back-to-school version of the classic rhyme.

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She's gobbling up books, rulers, pencil cases, and chalk—and no one knows why! This funny book finds a bug-eyed, big-mouthed, totally cheerful old lady swallowing stranger and stranger items on every page. But when a big yellow school bus appears, it turns out that she had a plan all along!

Part nonsense, part riddle, and all fun, this laugh-out-loud rhyme invites participation and reading along.

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About this Series

Whether this wacky old lady is eating bats (for Halloween), leaves (in fall), or clovers (for St. Patrick's Day), she's sharing what's special about each holiday or tradition in a fun, fresh way. With just enough suspense, the catchy rhymes in these picture books encourage readers to guess their way toward a satisfying ending. Plus, as the old lady gobbles and gobbles and gobbles, new readers get to experience rhyme, repetition, cause and effect, and sequencing—which can boost fluency and vocabulary skills. No wonder so many kids have an enormous appetite for books starring this lovable lady!

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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: 978-0-545-49108-2