There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! - Audio Library Edition


This cold lady is swallowing everything from snow, to a pipe, some coal, a hat, and more! With rollicking, rhyming text, funny illustrations, and a hilarious ending, this lively version will appeal to young readers everywhere.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
$17.05 price
(Save 10%)$18.95 List Price
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (8) from $10.57   
  • New (5) from $15.62   
  • Used (3) from $10.57   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...


This cold lady is swallowing everything from snow, to a pipe, some coal, a hat, and more! With rollicking, rhyming text, funny illustrations, and a hilarious ending, this lively version will appeal to young readers everywhere.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This picture book is a take on the old song "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly," but misses the point. There was a lady who liked to swallow things, but the reader is never sure why. She swallows sticks, hats, scarves and everything she thinks will keep her warm. The text lacks something, and the illustrations, while technically good, would not be interesting to a potential young reader. The surprise ending of the lady hiccupping up everything that she swallowed into a snowman, leads the reader to believe that the author ran out of things for the lady to swallow and decided to end the book. Not recommended for children who like to experiment with swallowing things. 2003, Scholastic,
— Jennifer-Lynn Draper
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-There was a cold lady who swallowed some snow, then a pipe, then coal, then a hat, and so forth. Written by Lucille Colandro (Scholastic, 2003), this title provides a different look at the old lady who swallowed a fly. Many such take-offs exist, and this is not the best of them. The items swallowed don't have a natural flow or sequence, as in other stories-the bird eating the spider eating the fly, for example. The rhyming is sometimes rather stiff as well, and the finale is quite predictable. That, however, is the book's strength. This is a story teachers will welcome for introducing the fine art of predicting outcomes. There are enough clues along the way that most students will know what's coming, and be delighted in being right when the cold lady hiccups up a snowman. The lively background music and enthusiastic narration by actor Skip Hinnant keep the story skipping merrily along to an unsurprising but fun ending that has a useful curriculum application.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439898416
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucille Colandro has written many books for children including the There Was An Old Lady series illustrated by Jared Lee.

Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)