There Was An Old Monster!

There Was An Old Monster!

Book - 2009
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In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a monster swallows ants, a lizard, a bat, and other creatures to try to cure a stomach ache than began when he swallowed a tick.
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780545101455
Characteristics: p. cm
Additional Contributors: Emberley, Ed
Emberley, Adrian


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Apr 24, 2017

My 4 year old and I read this book last night & loved it! Cute rhymes, Nice twist on the old lady who swallowed a fly.

JCLBeckyC Oct 20, 2016

I read this book aloud in both Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3) and Family Storytime (all ages). It's one of those books that I thought the kids would love, but their response was a bit meh. I love the vibrant, cut-paper collage artwork set against a black background, and the rhymes are a little bit of a stretch (dyin' and lion) but good enough. This is a book I wanted the kids to love as much as I do, but they just didn't seem to appreciate it. It might work better with an older crowd, such as early elementary school aged kids or younger kids who have a mature appreciation for monsters.


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blue_horse_2236 Sep 04, 2012

blue_horse_2236 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and under


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