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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!
Author: Lucille Colandro
ISBN 13: 9780439737661
ISBN 10: 439737664
Edition: 2005
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
List Price: $6.99

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!

Carlee Hallman - 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.