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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)

 
 
 
 
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)
Author: Alison Jackson
ISBN 13: 9780140565959
ISBN 10: 140565957
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: 2002-09-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
List Price: $6.99
 
 

I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry.

And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday festivities.

"Jackson draws on some traditional Thanksgiving foods to give a familiar rhyme new zing. Schachner's exuberant, cartoon-style illustrations . . . catch the comedy splendidly!" (Booklist)

Publishers Weekly

The illustrations freshen up the old cumulative chestnut. "The old lady herself is a tour de force of visual slapstick," wrote PW. "Even the typography joins the fun." Ages 3-8. (Sept.)