There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Lucille Colandro
     
 

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

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613722292
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
There Was an Old Lady... Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
706,400
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow [With CD] 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
SchoolSLP More than 1 year ago
This book won't open on my IPAD Nook or Nook Kids App, my internet browser on my laptop, or my PC apps! I was planning to use this for language therapy this week.....what a waste :(
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book won't open on my Nook, my IPAD using the Nook App or my Internet Browser on my laptop. Wasted my money.
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savethePandas More than 1 year ago
Cute adaptation of "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly". I wish I had thought of it. You will enjoy this book!
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Frenchii More than 1 year ago
My daughter & I both love this book! Lots of fun!
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homeschool_momof_3 More than 1 year ago
Fun and entertaining for little kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great version of the old lady who swallows... The illustrations are fun and the story fits like a puzzle when you read the end. My five children and I have this one in our collection of crazy ladies swallowing outrageous things! Add it to yours!