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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat!
     

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat!

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by Lucille Colandro, Jared D. Lee Studio Inc.
 

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This spooky twist on the wildly popular "There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly" is perfect for fun Halloween reading! What won't this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic "little old lady" books will delight and entertain all brave

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This spooky twist on the wildly popular "There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly" is perfect for fun Halloween reading! What won't this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic "little old lady" books will delight and entertain all brave readers who dare to read it!

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Children's Literature
Besides a bat, this poor old lady swallows an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, and more. The pictures are colorful and scary with a lot of energy. This story is a take-off on "There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly," which has rhyme, rhythm, and a clever punch line. This version with its uneven meter, uncertain rhyme scheme, and punch line without a good reason, fails to match the original story. Although it is stated that "a Cartwheel Book should stand alone as a valid piece of children's literature," in my opinion, this book misses the mark. 2002, Cartwheel Books/Scholastic, Ages 4 to 7.
—Carlee Hallman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545507516
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
191,541
File size:
11 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


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

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
CinIL More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book and likes to read through it. He loves the silly pictures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dawnmp More than 1 year ago
My 4 and 6 year old both enjoyed this book. My 4 year old found it especially funny.
Renee_in_Buffalo More than 1 year ago
I used this book for tutoring and as a fun read aloud in a first grade classroom. We enjoyed comparing it to the other books in the series and the original nursery rhyme!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A familiar story with a Halloween tweak...great for preschoolers. They loved to read along and supply the rhyming words. Fun illustrations as well.
RobinE More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my 4 year old granddaughter. She loves the challenge of trying to remember the series of events that are repeated in each sequence (just like in the original version, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly"). The story is entertaining (and not too long for the little ones!) and the illustrations are funny. A good pick - and not just for Halloween!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in kindergarden and a teacher that dressed of like the old lady and my mom thought it was funny when we had a fall feststival it was awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Darling story (one of many in this series of books) and PERFECT for reading and recording with your child or grandchild! The repeatable lines provide memorable reading and recording fun. A cute story to be shared by a little one with a parent or grandparent. A great NOOK find!