There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell!
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell!

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by Lucille Colandro, Jared Lee
     
 

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This time, the hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer! She's about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears a jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Santa Claus is waiting for a ride! Watch what happens when she whistles, with amazing results!

With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will

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This time, the hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer! She's about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears a jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Santa Claus is waiting for a ride! Watch what happens when she whistles, with amazing results!

With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page--a fun story for Christmastime!

This is a wonderful companion to Colandro and Lee's other Old Lady books!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa Hower
This is a funny holiday story children are sure to love! The old lady is back in another cute holiday book. This whimsical version of the classic song will have children laughing with each turn of the page. With rhyming verse and humorous pictures, the story of the familiar old lady begins. The silly old lady swallows a bell, some bows, a sleigh, and various other holiday items throughout the story. Just as the old lady is ready to swallow a candy cane, she hears the sound of a special visitor. Santa Claus is waiting for a ride, and the old lady has all of the ingredients for a successful trip. She whistles loudly, and the sleigh, reindeer, and all of the other holiday items appear. She and Santa are off to bring holiday cheer to all. Children will enjoy the funny pictures and repetition of the text. This is a great book to share with children around the Christmas holiday. Reviewer: Melissa Hower

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545043618
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
188,644
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Lucille Colandro has written many books for children including the bestselling 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.

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Repeticion is great for begginner readers. My son loves this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I use this book to entertain a group of preschool children between the ages of 2 and 5. They all sat and listened and asked to hear it multiple times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was fun to read. It was like reading There was an old lady who swallowed a Spider!
newmexicobob More than 1 year ago
My six year old daughter seems to enjoy this story but it is not amongst her favorites.
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Frenchii More than 1 year ago
My daughter & I both love this story! Lots of fun!
clevergirl1970 More than 1 year ago
Not as fun or well written as the Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat.
ZC2 More than 1 year ago
My 7 yr old has all of the "There was an Old Lady" books. As soon as there is a new one out he wants to buy it. This is a cute book for any age and fun!
A_Father_from_TN More than 1 year ago
Even though lack of originality (with similar layout as the caldecott book "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" by Simms Taback), it seems that doesn't matter much to my daughter. She just loves it, with the CD playing all the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is a take off of the familar tale of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." It is suitable for the Christmas season, especially for reading to small children who are familar with the 'Fly' version. Cute! Great for circle reading or group reading where children can be a part of telling the story.
MAJ48 More than 1 year ago
Great for my granddaughters! Ages 5 & 7
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a great twist on a childrens favorite,the old lady that swallowed a spider. my daycare children loved it!!
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