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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat

by Lucille Colandro

Recommended by: Jennifer LB Leese
Published by Published by Scholastic Inc.
Release: 2002
Format: Soft Cover
32 pages
ISBN: 0-439-36863-4

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THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A BAT is filled with bones, bats, owls, cats, ghosts, goblins, and wizards. A comical chain of events begin after an old lady first swallows a bat. Then she swallows a swallows an owl to shush the bat, then she swallows a cat to chase the owl…and so on until she’s swollen with numerous animals, people, and Halloween characters.

The unexpected ending will put you in stitches.

This reviewer and her children enjoyed the simple rhyming text made to make you giggle. The quirky drawings are brilliantly colored, enhancing the silly text. Children and their parents are sure to love this delightful book of fun.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat” is Perfect for the Halloween season!

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