There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!


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This spooky twist on the wildly popular "There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly" is perfect for fun Halloween reading!

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439737661
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Series: There Was an Old Lady Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 19,446
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lucille Colandro has written many books for children including the There Was An Old Lady series illustrated by Jared Lee.

Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
CinIL More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book and likes to read through it. He loves the silly pictures.
madamepince on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not the greatest read aloud, especially if you're trying to show rhyming words, but for some reason, the kids like the old lady who swallowed something series.
DushiyanthiMcCarley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story is about an old lady who swallowed several different things. She swallowed each thing, so that it would in turn swallow the thing she had swallowed before. She started with swallowing a bat and next an owl and a cat and so on and so forth. She finally swallows awizard to cast a spell and yells Trick or Treat. I liked the book since after a few pages you see a pattern. You know she would swallow something else. For children this would be something they could guess before you even read the page. The students could make puppets with brown paper bags in the form of a bat, owl, cat gobblin.
rmbowers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This Old Lady is up to her old tricks, only this time she swallows Halloween! The readers are in for a few treats as the old lady is up to her usual tricks. WGhosts, wizards, and cats, what hasn't this old lady swallowed? With colorful illustrations and a very memorable tale, students will swallow this story in no time! What will the old lady swallow next?
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dawnmp More than 1 year ago
My 4 and 6 year old both enjoyed this book. My 4 year old found it especially funny.
Renee_in_Buffalo More than 1 year ago
I used this book for tutoring and as a fun read aloud in a first grade classroom. We enjoyed comparing it to the other books in the series and the original nursery rhyme!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A familiar story with a Halloween tweak...great for preschoolers. They loved to read along and supply the rhyming words. Fun illustrations as well.
RobinE More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my 4 year old granddaughter. She loves the challenge of trying to remember the series of events that are repeated in each sequence (just like in the original version, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly"). The story is entertaining (and not too long for the little ones!) and the illustrations are funny. A good pick - and not just for Halloween!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in kindergarden and a teacher that dressed of like the old lady and my mom thought it was funny when we had a fall feststival it was awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Darling story (one of many in this series of books) and PERFECT for reading and recording with your child or grandchild! The repeatable lines provide memorable reading and recording fun. A cute story to be shared by a little one with a parent or grandparent. A great NOOK find!