A brand-new monster twist--by a Caldecott medalist and his daughter!
There was an old monster who swallowed a tick
I don't know why he swallowed that tick
'Cause it made him feel sick!
When he swallowed some ants, he danced in his pants. He swallowed a lizard, a bat, a jackal, and a bear. Then he tried to swallow a lion . . . ROAR!--Now that monster is no more! Children will laugh along with the funny text, bright bold illustrations, and delightful song (available on the Scholastic website).
About the Author
REBECCA EMBERLEY is a bestselling creator of many books for children, including THERE WAS AN OLD MONSTER, CHICKEN LITTLE, THE RED HEN, Piñata, and a series of bilingual English/Spanish books. She lives on the east coast, when not traveling the world, finding inspiration in even the smallest of places.
Adrian Emberley is a performing songwriter with The Adrian Emberley Band. Her musical style is a combination of pop, rock, jazz, and folk music. Adrian is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
ED EMBERLEY is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than 75 books for children, including There Was an Old Monster, Chicken Little and Go Away, Big Green Monster! His numerous awards include a Caldecott Medal, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Caldecott Honor, and Art Books for Children Citation. He lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm a preschool teacher, and every year my kids LOVE this book! They beg me read it almost every day!
My 3 year old loves monsters, so this re-telling of the classic "there was an old women" is perfect for him. It is funny and very colorful. The monster swallows differnet creatures the catch the last creature he swallowed until the last creature swallows him! First he swallows a tick. I don't know why he swallowed the tick because it made him sick. Then he swallowed some ants. It don't know why he swallowed those ants because they had him dancing in his pants. Then he preceeds to swallow different animals until he tries to swallow a lion that ends up swallowing him. You can also download the song to listen too. My son loves reading this book over and over again.