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!
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.